Glossary

This is a list of jargon used in GlobaLeaks software, defined in a way so as to be unambiguous and uniform across all references.

Admin

The user that has set up and is maintaining the platform.

Context

A topic covered by a GlobaLeaks based project (ex. corruption).

GlobaLeaks

Our project, a copylefted libre software, security focused and flexible whistleblowing framework.

Notification

A method used to notify a recipient of a new submission, or an updated existing submission.

Platform

A system running the GlobaLeaks framework.

Questionnaire

A questionnaire is a set of questions that the whistleblower should fill out for completing a submission to a platform.

Receipt

An access token (effectively a password) generated by the platform and sent to the whistleblower to authenticate upon further visits to the platform after having completed a submission. With it, the whistleblower can modify and update their submission by uploading new files, adding comments to the tip, and read recipients’s comments about the submitted material.

Recipient

The one who receives an anonymous submission sent by the whistleblower.

Submission

The action performed by the whistleblower to submit a tip, to the platform, within its context.

Whistleblower

A user that is reporting to the platform by uploading material and filling out the submission form.’