Discreet Log #26: Cwtch Translations and Donate Bitcoin via BTCPay

10 Mar 2022

Welcome to Discreet Log! A fortnightly technical development update providing a look into the research, projects and tools that we work on at Open Privacy. For our twenty-sixth post Sarah Jamie Lewis discusses new volunteer contributed translations in Cwtch, and the work behind our upgraded Bitcoin infrastructure.

We have kicked off Open Privacy’s 2022 fundraising drive! We’ve gotten some wonderful new supporters, but currently not enough to support all our staff continuing on through the year. We’re still looking at how we can keep pursuing our goals with reduced capacity.

Please consider donating or volunteering to help us continue our research and development of surveillance resistant software.


New Translations in Cwtch 1.6.2!


Last week we released a 1.6.2 point release of the 1.6 line of Cwtch with one major improvement: significantly more language coverage! At the time of release volunteers had helped reach the following coverage of translations:

English (100%), French (100%), Italian (100%), German (100%), Spanish (100%), Romanian (100%), Norwegian (100%), Danish (100%), Welsh (100%), Russian (~85%), Polish (~85%), Luxembourgish (~20%) and Greek (~20%)

This included the addition of 6 new languages (Romanian, Norwegian, Danish, Welsh, Luxembourgish and Greek) and significant update to several other languages (including Italian, German, Spanish) to being them up to 100% completion.

I want to extend another big thank you to the volunteers who contributed these languages you have made Cwtch much more accessible. Don’t forget, if you would like a little acknowledgement of our thanks, volunteers are eligible for stickers

If you would like to get started contributing localizations for Cwtch then checkout Contributing Localizations on our wiki.


Upgrading our Bitcoin Donation Infrastructure to BTCPay

We have been meaning to upgrade our static Bitcoin address for a while now, and we finally had the time and opportunity to a few weeks ago.


We now host a BTCPay server, powered by a self-hosted full node to manage our Bitcoin donations. You can try it out at https://openprivacy.ca/donate/#donatecrypto


Stickers and T-shirts!


Donations of $5 or more receive stickers as a thank-you gift, and $25 or more gets you one of our new sticker sheets! To celebrate our 4th anniversary, we’ll even count cumulative pledges since November 2021 to our Patreon.

Donations of $50 or more can claim a limited edition Privacy is Consent t-shirt as a thank-you gift! By popular request, these black tshirts use high quality screen-printing done locally in Vancouver. Available in both unisex and fitted sizes.

For more information about donating to Open Privacy and claiming a thank you gift please visit our Donate page.


Sarah Jamie Lewis
Executive Director, Open Privacy Research Society

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Stickers!

Donations of $5 or more receive stickers as a thank-you gift, and $25 or more gets you one of our new sticker sheets! To celebrate our 4th anniversary, we'll even count cumulative pledges since November 2021 to our Patreon.

T-shirts!

Donations of $50 or more can claim a limited edition Privacy is Consent t-shirt as a thank-you gift! By popular request, these black tshirts use high quality screen-printing done locally in Vancouver. Available in both unisex and fitted sizes.


Open Privacy is an incorporated non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada. Donations are not tax deductible. You can Donate Once via Bitcoin, Monero, Zcash, and Paypal, or you can Donate Monthly via Patreon or Paypal. Please contact us to arrange a donation by other methods.


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