Exciting news, everyone! We are pleased to announce that Anomos is now receiving funding from the NLnet Foundation. The magnanimous individuals at NLnet have been a driving force in the development of open information technologies over the past 12 years, supporting inspiring projects and groups like Tor, GNUnet, The Free Software Foundation, and CAcert. I encourage you all to take a look at the other projects they’re currently supporting. If you share our belief in the principals of open source, open standards, and the free exchange of information, you will certainly find things of interest there.
This funding represents a huge step towards the sustainability of the Anomos project and will allow us to devote more time to its development. Now more than ever we’re looking to bring in new developers. We’re holding weekly developer meetings and would be glad to take time one-on-one to bring dedicated individuals up to speed.
Along with producing a complete implementation of Anomos, one of the primary goals of our partnership with NLnet is to work towards verification that the Anomos protocol and our implementation are sound. To facilitate this, we are writing a formal protocol specification and a paper on the level of anonymity which we believe the protocol supplies. We don’t expect to get everything right the first time, but by enabling a dialogue between users of the software, ourselves, and security professionals we hope to strike a good balance between security, performance and usability.
Thank you, NLnet, for providing us the opportunity to continue our work.