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Copyright © 2001, 2002 by Privoxy Developers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Some source code is based on code Copyright © 1997 by Anonymous Coders and Junkbusters, Inc. and licensed under the GNU General Public License.
Privoxy is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details, which is available from the Free Software Foundation, Inc, 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
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But the web, its protocols and standards, and with it, the techniques for forcing users to consume ads, give up autonomy over their browsing, and for spying on them, kept evolving. Unfortunately, the Internet Junkbuster did not. Version 2.0.2, published in 1998, was (and is) the last official release available from Junkbusters Corporation. Fortunately, it had been released under the GNU GPL, which allowed further development by others.
So Stefan Waldherr started maintaining an improved version of the software, to which eventually a number of people contributed patches. It could already replace banners with a transparent image, and had a first version of pop-up killing, but it was still very closely based on the original, with all its limitations, such as the lack of HTTP/1.1 support, flexible per-site configuration, or content modification. The last release from this effort was version 2.0.2-10, published in 2000.
The result of this is Privoxy, whose first stable release, 3.0, was released August, 2002.
Current Project Developers:
Current Project Contributors:
Rodrigo Barbosa (RPM specfiles)
Based in part on code originally developed by:
Thanks to the many people who have tested Privoxy, reported bugs, or made suggestions. These include (in alphabetical order):