Lead Developer of GrapheneOS Steps Down, Citing ‘Recent Swatting Attacks’

“I’m stepping down as a GrapheneOS Foundation director and as lead developer. I won’t have any leadership role in the GrapheneOS project. It will take time/work to transfer my responsibilities to others, especially non-development roles.””I’ll be ending my use of public social media. I’m unable to handle the escalating level of harassment including recent swatting attacks. There will be a smooth migration.””I’m confident the project will be in good hands with the rest of the development team. I’ll be training them to handle everything I used to do myself. I haven’t been a particularly active developer for a while now and there will be little impact on ongoing feature development.””One of our veteran developers will be taking over administration of the server infrastructure. Local infrastructure for official builds, signing and testing will be replicated in multiple locations and verified against each other to reduce trust in any particular location.””The police know about the swatting situation and are preventing it happening again.”

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