• The branch for OnionShare support was much improved and is now ready for review (#7870). This required a complete rewrite of our Tor control port filter to make it a lot more powerful… and in passing, flexible enough for Whonix to adopt it.


  • Our test suite covers 213 scenarios, 4 more that at the end of September.

  • 575 ISO images were automatically built and tested by our continuous integration infrastructure.

  • We published a mechanism for the distribution and activation of the revocation certificate of the Tails signing key. It allows revoking the Tails signing key even if very bad things happens to most of the team while making it hard for isolated and malicious individuals to revoke the signing key when not needed. We encourage experts to review this mechanism and other projects to adopt similar practices.


  • We launched a donation campaign to run until the end of 2016. We already raised 56 bitcoins!

  • We published our financial report for 2015.

  • Our proposal for NLnet on porting Tails to Debian Stretch made it to the second round.


  • DrWhax, intrigeri, and sajolida attended the OTF summit. It was a wonderful opportunity to strengthen our relationships with the Internet freedom community at large: other operating systems, usability experts, translators, technical writers, funders, trainers, and Tails enthusiasts in general, etc.

On-going discussions

  • Improving memory erasure on shutdown
  • Tails control port filter proxy in Whonix?
  • A second meeting took place to improve random pool seeding (#7675); other meetings will follow.


All the website

  • de: 55% (2875) strings translated, 4% strings fuzzy, 49% words translated
  • fa: 45% (2339) strings translated, 7% strings fuzzy, 50% words translated
  • fr: 78% (4071) strings translated, 3% strings fuzzy, 76% words translated
  • it: 30% (1590) strings translated, 3% strings fuzzy, 27% words translated
  • pt: 30% (1586) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 28% words translated

Total original words: 52401

Core pages of the website

  • de: 84% (1572) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 84% words translated
  • fa: 39% (727) strings translated, 9% strings fuzzy, 40% words translated
  • fr: 91% (1699) strings translated, 6% strings fuzzy, 91% words translated
  • it: 81% (1523) strings translated, 8% strings fuzzy, 81% words translated
  • pt: 50% (942) strings translated, 12% strings fuzzy, 51% words translated

Total original words: 16935


  • Tails has been started more than 593446 times this month. This makes 19782 boots a day on average.
  • 12205 downloads of the OpenPGP signature of Tails ISO from our website.
  • 99 bug reports were received through WhisperBack.