Ok, if you post some URLs to specific applications you want included, that would be cool. Or even better, you can put it in bugzilla: http://bugzilla.blagblagblag.org
which will pester me until it's done. ;) Even if it doesn't fit on the CD, we could put it in the repository for easy apt-getting.
I wasn't too confortable with the Bugzilla interface so I'm posting here the references you have requested. Hope it's okay.ANONYMOUS REMAILERMixmaster
(Type II Anonymous remailer)http://mixmaster.sourceforge.net/
Mixminion (Type III Anonymous remailer)http://mixminion.net/
Clearly Mixminion is technically superior, but its code is still under development. For the moment it would be safer to stick to Mixmaster.
Mixmaster is also a server/client program. It is the software which allows you to run a remailer, but with it you can also send anonymous emails using the chains of existing type II anonymous remailers.PINGEREcholothttp://www.palfrader.org/echolot/
A Pinger in the context of anonymous remailers is a program that regularily sends messages through remailers to check their reliability. It then calculates reliability statistics which are used by remailer clients to choose the chain of remailers to use.NYMSERVERNymservhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/nymserv
Pseudonymous remailers, called "nym servers", take messages addressed to the pseudonym (an email address in the form of someone AT nymserver DOT com) and send them to the pseudonym's 'real' email address or post them to newsgroups (such as alt.anonymous.messages), while forwarding messages addressed to others as though from pseudonym's address on the server. Unlike truly anonymous email, replies can be sent to the pseudonymous sender, and the pseudonyms can establish digital reputations.MAIL2NEWS
Mixmaster includes support for Usenet posting, but doesn't have this functionality in-built. It can either pass messages to a Mail2News gateway, or to a locally run posting program.
for choosing the best option and the related applications to include.
As for filesystem encryption on BLAG, I wrote up this: http://wiki.blagblagblag.org/Encrypting_Root_Filesystem
It is not easy and you have to know about encryption and filesystems in general. Hopefully, someday it will be able to encrypt right from the installer.
Yes, I did know about your very useful guide for filesystem encryption. Many more famous and well established distros make reference to it. Certainly, the possibility of choosing to encrypt partitions from the installer would be ueber cool. To my knowledge, only Suse 9.3 currently supports this option.
Thanks for your attention and for providing such a great distro!