Open Source Software Works Around China's "Great Firewall"

Aug 04, 2008

Journalists at the Olympic Games 2008 in Peking report that they do not have unrestricted Internet access. The GPL'd OpenVPN software can easily work around censorship of this kind.

IOC President Jacques Rogge recently backpedaled under heavy fire when it became known that the promise of “unrestricted” Internet access for the press has not been kept. Users of free software can only shake their heads at the turbulence this has caused, because software such as OpenVPN will tunnel firewalls like China's "Great Firewall" without any trouble.

For more details read our report on "OpenVPN counters censorship".

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