Explain why Tails ships Tor
Originally created by Tails on #6018 (Redmine)
Explain why Tails ships Tor vs. other
Somewhere: contributors FAQ? users FAQ? design doc?
Late 2012, we explained AdvOR drawbacks on the forum:
AdvOR was forked from mainline Tor around three years ago. Given how its sources are published (just a .zip, no source control AFAICT) it’s very hard to follow up on any changes it introduces, and any (important) changes from mainline Tor it does not include. There’s little (none?) documentation either.
This and the author’s complete absense in the Tor community are some pretty strong warning signs, IMHO. Not to mention that any difference in behaviour from mainline Tor will put AdvOR users into their own relatively tiny partition of \"Tor\" users, which sucks for anonymity. Also see Nick Mathewson’s (Tor’s Chief Architect) analysis for some enlightenment.
Feature Branch: doc/why_tor