Farsi Localization Sprint FOR the Tails Operating System on September 29th through October 2nd in Amsterdam.

Localization Lab is hosting a Farsi localization sprint next week with support from our partners Baaroo Foundation and Open Technology Fund to bring together the Farsi-speaking community to translate Tails-- the movable operating system, it is an amazing tool for Iranian activists, journalists, bloggers, human rights researchers, and advocates inside Iran. Can't make it to Amsterdam this week?  You can join us in IRC throughout the week in the channel  #tailsfarsi

What is Tails?

Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:

  • Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;

  • All connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;

  • Leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;

  • Use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

  • It is based on Debian GNU/Linux.

The first day (September 29th) we will focus on training with a security expert and A Tails developer who will give us background on Tails, usage and design, and a discuss context on using Tails in Iran. You don’t need to be a developer to contribute meaningfully to the privacy and anti-censorship efforts for the Iranian community! Join us for a good cause, to improve the internet freedom space, and enjoy great music, great food, and great company!

  • In Weesperbuurt en Plantage in Amsterdam, please RSVP and we will send the address for the sprint.

  • Next week from September 29th - October 2nd. Refreshments and lunch will be provided

It is required that you bring your own laptop for this event, if you are unable to bring your own please by Monday September 28th so we can one bring one to provide. Please send RSVP to dkaurin@riseup.net by Sunday, September 27th.