Tails 0.17 was released on February 25th.


  • 99 275 connections of Tails to the Tor network. This makes a boot every 24 seconds on average (this number is an approximation from the requests made to the security announcements feed. The later is retrieved by Tails after being connected to Tor to eventually encourage users to update.)

  • 63 reports were received through WhisperBack.

  • 924 comments were posted on the forum, with 161 signed by Tails.


Documentation and Website

On-going discussions


Quite some work was done on a new dedicated server of ours, called lizard:

  • Various stuff that's customary for a virtualization host, like a local APT proxy and a Puppet master, was setup.
  • Our APT repository was ?migrated to lizard. Our primary (private) rsync server, ?too.
  • We now ?run a BitTorrent seed on lizard.
  • We now ?run another WhisperBack relay on lizard.
  • We now run bitcoind on lizard.
  • Our Puppet modules are now hosted on lizard. Some are already publicly available, but there's a bit of boring work left to ?publish the others. We're happy to share with nice people the development and maintenance of most of the modules we use.
  • A VM was setup to run Jenkins, that should some day be an important part of automated builds and tests.


We have been working on starting our bounties program.