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Welcome to Project DoD

Project DoD is a nonprofit collective organized to research and develop tools, technologies, and infrastructure that promote community, solidarity, and autonomy. Our hopes are that through such research and development these tools, technologies, and infrastructure, will encourage and empower members of the general public to learn, participate, and educate the world around them. Project DoD is not centrally owned and does not consist of a select few coordinating members, rather anyone who becomes a member and wishes to participate in the membership committee will have equal say, and equal vote in the decisions that effect our projects and goals. If you simply wish to suggest a project for DoD, then you should join the collective mailing list on the about page and post your proposal there. Project DoD started as a hosting collective for the underground music scene providing a digital outlet for a variety of artists. We would like to thank the underground community for their support and help in shaping Project DoD into what we are today.

Project DoD News

  • Fighting for Your Users Without Becoming a Target (UPDATE)
  • Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:20:57 +0000
    Project DoD

    The audio for our SXSW panel is now up. You can listen to it here.

  • Fighting for Your Users Without Becoming a Target
  • Thu, 08 Mar 2012 02:15:34 +0000
    Project DoD

    If you’re going to be at SXSW this year, then come to our panel talk with the EFF, SpiderOak, and Randy Cadenhead of COX Communications.  The talk is entitled “Fighting for Your Users Without Becoming a Target“, and will be taking place: Saturday, March 10 3:30PM – 4:30PM Omni Downtown Capital Ballroom here is the [...]

  • Rotational Vibration Round Two
  • Sat, 08 Oct 2011 08:28:59 +0000
    Project DoD

    A little over a year ago Project DoD started building a whole new batch of servers, which we outfitted with commodity Seagate Barracuda disks.  When we were benchmarking the speed of the new servers we noticed a major disk performance problem: rotational vibration.  For more details see the original post.  At first we thought it [...]

  • Two New Drives for a MySQL Upgrade
  • Fri, 16 Sep 2011 04:07:00 +0000
    Hosting Project

    We just bought two new Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 drives to build a new MySQL box.  That’s right, we are getting ready to upgrade MySQL (to 5.5) on, but downtime should be low.  We are going to lock out adding new databases in the account manager, then slowly migrate [...]

  • Project DoD?s Reverse Caching Proxy
  • Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:23:54 +0000
    Hosting Project

    Recently, we needed to build a reverse caching proxy to take some load off of one of our servers.  I’ve been playing with Node.js for about a month, and it seemed like just the thing to implement something quick in.  For those of you that don’t know about Node yet, it is a JavaScript implementation [...]

  • Blackhat 2010 The DMCA and ACTA Vs Academic and Professional Research
  • Sat, 10 Sep 2011 09:28:30 +0000
    Project DoD

    Here is the content of the DMCA talk Tiffany Rad and Christopher Mooney gave at H.O.P.E. and Blackhat in 2010.  The video starts washed out, but clears up shortly after.  You can find the whitepaper for the talk at, as well as the slides for the talk at

  • 4x Donation Matching Challenge on First $2000
  • Sun, 15 May 2011 20:37:20 +0000
    Project DoD

    From now until June 1st any donations receives up to $2000 will be matched times four by a few anonymous donors.  That is, if you donate $100, on June 1st we will get a $400.00 matching donation, bringing the total to $500. This very generous offer means that if we can get $2000 total [...]

  • Project DoD Meets 2010 Financial Goals
  • Sun, 15 May 2011 18:09:04 +0000
    Project DoD

    Normally we try to complete our finances just before the new year, but things have been busy.  Having just completed our 2010 finances I can report that the news was positive.  Despite trying a very risky network/server expansion in order to provide a geographically diverse infrastructure resistant to censorship, we were able to meet our [...]

  • Updated Wildcard Certificate for port 6697
  • Sun, 15 May 2011 17:59:56 +0000
    IRC Project

    Just letting everyone know that we’ve updated our wildcard cert for so that people can use our IRC server over SSL on port 6697 without it yammering about certificate warnings.  Note that this does not apply to , as that is a web service provided for our users that are less capable of [...]

  • C-32 Service Provider Provisions
  • Fri, 04 Jun 2010 08:40:36 +0000
    Project DoD

    Project DoD cannot caution Canadians enough to be mindful of the free speech and censorship implications of tying a for-profit third party’s liability to user’s Internet content with no judicial oversight. If you are a Canadian citizen, now is the time to act. A year ago Project DoD looked to Canadian data havens as a [...]

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