- Who is behind Bitmask
No. Bitmask is just an app. Your provider is the one that offers you services (email, vpn), and they use the LEAP Platform for maintaining their infrastructure.
However, for the sake of testing the application, we also have a couple of demo providers setup (demo, mail). However, those providers do not offer any guarantee of continuity to their accounts.
Yes. Bitmask is licensed under the GPL. All development happens in the open in our repos.
Bitmask for all desktop platforms has been rewritten and is currently available as RiseupVPN on all platforms. RiseupVPN is not provider agnostic and supports only the VPN provided by the trusted LEAP provider Riseup.
That depends on your provider. Your provider might offer the services for free, suggesting a donation, or it might bill you for the services.
Again, that depends on your provider. The registration policy might be open, or invite-only.
Bitmask is part of the software developed by the LEAP Encryption Access Project non-profit. LEAP is also the platform that providers use to deploy services.
Translations are welcome. You can translate the user documentation (this site), the developer documentation, or the software itself (i18n support in the makings).
We hang in the #leap channel in
The public mailing list is email@example.com. There’s another mailing list for beta-testers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also write to email@example.com for general questions.
Izzysoft’s F-Droid repository contains our Beta releases for Bitmask. You can add that repository to your F-Droid app by doing the followoing steps:
- open your F-Droid app
- navigate to: Settings > Repositories > click on ‘+’
- add the following url and fingerprint:
- if the reposities don’t get updated automatically navigate to Updates and pull down the main screen
- you can now search for Bitmask Beta
Alternatively you can download our latest Beta release directly from our download page.