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Bug#833090: ITP: magic-wormhole -- Securely and simply transfer data between computers

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Jameson Graef Rollins <jrollins@finestructure.net>

* Package name    : magic-wormhole
  Version         : 0.8.0
  Upstream Author : Brian Warner <warner-magic-wormhole@lothar.com>
* URL             : https://github.com/warner/magic-wormhole
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Securely and simply transfer data between computers

 Magic-wormhole provides a command-line tool and Python library named
 "wormhole" which makes it possible to very easily transfer short
 pieces of text or arbitrary-sized files or directories from one
 computer to another.
 The two endpoints are identified by using identical "wormhole codes":
 in general, the sending machine generates and displays the code,
 which must then be typed into the receiving machine.  The codes are
 short and human-pronounceable, using a phonetically-distinct
 wordlist. The receiving side offers tab-completion on the codewords,
 so usually only a few characters must be typed. Wormhole codes are
 single-use and do not need to be memorized.  (Include the long
 description here.)

This is an extremely cool piece of software, that allows two parties
to exchange data directly between computers on the same network with a
very simple shared passphrase.  I'm pretty sure everyone and their
mother will want to use it once they figure it out.

I would love to collaboratively maintain the package, so am definitely
looking for co-maintainers.

Daniel Kahn Gillmor (dkg) has kindly offered to sponsor.


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