[Tails-dev] Re-Introduction of I2P to Tails

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Author: syster
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Subject: [Tails-dev] Re-Introduction of I2P to Tails
I've just been writing the following, before seeing sajolida reply.
I'll still just post the prior written message as I still see it being valuable to the topic:

"What would be the process one should follow to effectively propose an application to become part of the core code base?

What can/is expected from one to prepare before making such a proposal?

Reason I'm asking:
Konrad Bächler is interested in long-term contribution in order to re-introduce I2P.
I would like identify and mitigate what Konrad is blocking from starting their work. They are ready to start now.

I understand that this is in dependence on what will be decided for "Define our core code base" https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/16531.
At the same I believe it does not need to be a blocker. Without having made deep considerations how a low effort solution for the core-team could look like, the following just as an indication that there could be possibilities:
- firewall exception for i2p that can be started through the Tails welcome screen
- do everything else upstream
(I'm sharing this idea, not to discuss this as a final thought, but as an indication that there is work that can be done in regards of reintroducing I2P without "Define our core code base" being solved yet".)


Open questions that I identify from reading sajolida reply:

What would be the advantage of I2P being re-introduced into Tails, also in regards of user base?
How to create a process in order to move forward? (that does not mean to necessary re-introduce I2P. It can also just mean to do research/answering open questions, so that future decisions can be based on it.)


June 12, 2020 3:32 PM, "sajolida" <sajolida@???> wrote:

> Konrad Bächler:
>> we would like to help and work on the re-introduction of I2P into Tails.
>> We understood that there is a need for the re-introduction in the "Tails
>> way" (easy to maintain, as close as possible to Debian). Is this true -
>> or is I2P unwanted? :)
> Hi Konrad, thanks for proposing to contribute to Tails.
> Unfortunately, we lack good decision making processes in Tails to be
> able to give you a clear-cut answer.
> My personal opinion is that we shouldn't re-introduce I2P in Tails
> before they drastically increase their user base outside of Tails:
> https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/12264
> This thread is also where we should continue this discussion as GitLab
> is a better archive for these kind of things.
> --
> sajolida
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