If you're arriving here from isiOS7jailbrokenyet.com welcome! If not you should go check out the project and come back - we'll wait.
I thought it'd be a good idea to write a post about why Neg9 donated/is donating to the project and to talk a bit about who we are and how you can get involved if you're so inclined.
I think this type of project is a great way to reward security researchers without forcing them to sell their exploits on the black market. This model allows interested parties (us) to donate to a project we care about. We can donate as much or as little as the solution is worth to us and if the pot gets big enough it may start to be worth a professional security researcher's time. I believe with our donation the pot will break $10,000, which is some fair scratch if I do say so myself.
I have faith in the model, because it's backed by some great folks of whom I respect and also selling vulns is a pain in the ass, honestly.
Jailbreaking iOS7 is hugely important, not only for hackers, but for builders, end users and people who care about freedom to do with the hardware and software they've purchased as they see fit.
The way hardware and software manufacturers have attempted to disallow us from running the software we want on the hardware we own is just plain wrong. It makes verifying the security of the software that does run on the device difficult, it stops innovation, and stifles choice. Like usual the EFF has done a much better job articulating why the DMCA needs to be fixed.
Who we are
Neg9 is a group of like-minded hackers, breakers, builders, and friends who like to share knowledge about breaking and building, meet up and drink beers, go to conferences and participate in a CTF or two.
If you're interested in joining we'd love to have you participate in our open hackers mailing list. On that list we frequently discuss all kinds of interesting computery topics that will probably interest you if you've read this far down.
"Guest" post by Joe - whoisjoe.com