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AMA about SecureDrop @ localizationlab

on April 6, 2018

TL;DR: Save the date for the SecureDrop Ask Me Anything: April 12th, 2018 5pm UTC in the localizationlab chat. You can register here. Although SecureDrop has been an active member of the localizationlab community for more than six month, we failed to organize an Ask Me Anything. This is our chance to properly thanks localizers who participated in the past relases, welcome new participants, answer concerns and build a stronger relationship.

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SecureDrop Community: horizontal and independent

on April 6, 2018

We’ve never been equipped with better tools to enable multiple organizations or individuals to produce and distribute quality releases and cooperate together. And yet, there hardly are any Free Software project where this happens in a decentralized way. Think about the Linux kernel for instance: a well documented pyramidal and centralized distribution. Or even the Debian GNU/Linux distribution: it is a democracy, which is extremely rare, and has many other distributions derived from it.

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User research evidence in feature requests

on April 6, 2018

The SecureDrop template for feature requests includes a section titled User Research Evidence and we explain what it means from the developer point of view. What is “user research evidence”? By user research evidence we mean any observations or insights obtained via interactions with SecureDrop users that can support or justify the need for your feature request. Interactions with users can happen directly (primary research) and indirectly (secondary research):

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What is the difference with SecureDrop.org?

on April 5, 2018

The SecureDrop Community is a non-incorporated collective of individuals contributing to SecureDrop and the Freedom of the Press Foundation is a registered non-profit with paid staff to develop SecureDrop. The SecureDrop Community and FPF employees work together but are organized differently. In the SecureDrop Community, projects are discussed in public and decision making is based on consensus (or, if someone asks, a vote). All resources used, produced and referenced at SecureDrop.

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