28 May 2011
Onion Routing Not Tor Is a Lie
Contrary to claims of some Tor Project developers, Tor -- the software itself
-- was indeed actively developed by the US Navy.
Check for yourself from a Linux command-line:
$ git clone git://git.torproject.org/tor.git
$ cd tor
$ git log | grep navy.mil | uniq -c
46 Author: Paul Syverson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
15 Author: Bruce Montrose <email@example.com>
46 revisions to the software were made by Paul Syverson while he was working
for the Navy, 15 revisions were by Bruce Montrose, also working for the Navy
at the same lab.
Another tidbit: Matthew J. Edman also was once a Tor developer. He worked
for the Navy too, as a graduate student under supervision of Syverson. He
went on to work for NSA, among others.
Roger Dingledine (the lead Tor developer) also once worked for NSA.
The idea that onion routing as a concept is somehow independent from Tor
is a lie. The two are one and the same and were developed in harmony.