Every day, world news informs us of more and greater threats to free communication. Nations increasingly restrict network traffic at their borders. Surveillance is omnipresent in almost every country and also via companies who defend ubiquitous spying as "best practices." This mass privacy intrusion has spurred development of a number of open source tools even as that development has revealed a need to address common obstacles faced by circumvention tools projects. This talk describes some of those common obstacles and current work to fix them on a community-wide basis.