A related post from September: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20884463
Previous discussions include 2017: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15877908
But in general, just ask! Whenever someone posts a thoughtful comment, question or patch to one of my open source projects, I'm very appreciative.
Do you have a particular project you'd like to contribute to? If not, is there a particular area that's interesting to you?
Do you guys have any project that is more contribution-friendly to people not deeply invested in the development of GNU Net so far?
You mean like in...
> Question: How do I get involved in contributing to these types of projects[...]?
Ask the _maintainers_ of the project, not a random person on the Internet.
I found the best way to contribute to open source is to dive in. Contributing to the open source things you use by fixing issues affecting you is a common way to get involved. If the software you use doesn't have any downsides that affect you, usually they will have an issue tracker, sometimes with "newcomer" tags. In the worse case you can always find some spelling errors using codespell or similar, get those fixed and proceed from there to other static analysis tools and then to reviewing the code and fixing any issues you find.
The scope of this project was ambitious when it was launched, eighteen years ago. Today, it's abundantly clear that it was too ambitious (and/or the project was poorly managed); they still don't have anything usable, whereas other projects like Tor and I2P have produced usable tools in much less time.
My uncharitable guess would be that most of it is completely unusable outside the context of this project.
Hurd is an abject, embarrassing failure. Individual developers have produced more stable, complete operating systems as a joke (like PonyOS) than the entire GNU project has managed in 29 years.
When I try to explain why IPv6 is a privacy failure and consumers should turn it off I get modded to oblivion. https://privacylog.blogspot.com/2019/09/ipv6-hurts-your-priv...
But when other people are aware of passive attacks and see the economic incentives I think there might still be hope.
This distinction is already complicated enough that we should just tell everybody that "IPv6 is bad" because it is true enough.
It links to a Savannah page that links to gnunet.org
Can threaten democracy? What a weird wording... Typically where these informations are used to block people from accessing the internet, aren’t democratic countries to begin with.
Blocking people from accessing the internet is crude. Tracking people accessing the internet is even better, and that also happens in so-called "democratic" countries (that is, countries than once in 4 years allow the masses to vote for a party or candidate between 2-3 pre-selected options).