Big Announcement! Starting Friday, April 29th, I'll be working on Cutlass full-time. I'm about to head into the great unknown of self-employment.
The software will remain free, and I expect that this will be perpetually true. It's the one big advantage Cutlass has over Skype and friends, and I don't intend to give that advantage up. (In addition to all the other mushy reasons why I got into open-source stuff anyways).
I will be selling T-shirts and stickers, however, to help support development and pay for caffeine. If you've already bought stuff at a previous con, I thank you profoundly. I'll also be setting up an online store very shortly, and any traffic you'll be able to send my way will be greatly appreciated. I'll send an email to the mailing list when it is active.
Thanks for all the support I've gotten from many people, and I'm looking forward to what I can do with this. Stay tuned...
Cutlass aims to be a tool that brings encrypted Internet use to the masses. The Cutlass design goals are to be:
You can check out the latest version of the source code from our public subversion repository by issuing the following command:
svn co svn://svn.synacklabs.net/cutlass
Cutlass requires the Botan crypto library and the Speex voice codec to build. (Please use the stable branch of Speex, we've had segfaults with the unstable branch).
Cutlass was originally named DEFJAM (Distributed, Encrypted File Journalling And Messaging), and was the subject of a presentation at Notacon, the presentations may be downloaded here:
PDF version of presentation
Cutlass was also the subject of a presentation at ToorCon.
Download the PDF version of the slides here
The updated Cutlass presentation from ShmooCon can be downloaded here
Cutlass currently has several design docs we are using as the central specifications:
The LibCutlass API
Action Handler Guide
Internal Code Specification
Network Protocol Specification
Key Exchange Description
Cryptographic Usage Specification
Join the Cutlass team by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an encrypted mailing list, so please have your PGP key ready. (The PGP key must contain the address you are subscribing to the mailing list with).
The list key is here.
If you aren't interested in developing Cutlass, but would like to be informed of new release announcements and the like, join the cutlass-users list by mailing email@example.com. This is not an encrypted mailing list, no PGP key required.