Why is Deflect Open Source?

Deflect has been built using some of the best open source software and principles. We would like to abide and contribute to the open source community - making the source code and system documentation publicly available and free. We believe the Internet should remain a forum for free speech, independent thought and social change. In sharing what we know, we want people to learn from it, replicate it for themselves and eventually we will learn from them. We also believe that a security infrastructure should be built on good principles, not secrets. If we don’t have anything to hide, we are not vulnerable to the exposure of this secret. This makes the attacker’s job even harder.