Privacy Should
Not Be A Privilege

LEAP is dedicated to giving internet users access to secure communication. We are a development shop of FLOSS advocates and practitioners. We come from international solidarity networks and are active participants in the internet freedom community. Our primary product is LEAP VPN, an open source white label VPN designed for ease of use and utility within censored environments. LEAP VPN is the shared code base for RiseupVPN, CalyxVPN, and Bitmask.


LEAP VPN is designed for mid scale deployments with a focus on supporting journalists, activists, dissidents, and human rights defenders, and their affinity networks. All our apps are 100% open source. Our entire platform orchestration system for VPN deployment is 100% open source and well documented to ease provisioning. LEAP VPN code has been third party audited by Cure53 and is fast, reliable, and easy to use. We specialize in field testing and providing censorship bypassing technology.


Windows macOS Linux Android
Code is open source
VPN Hotspot: android only

LEAP VPN Providers

We work with trusted service providers to build and brand their VPN service. Our trusted partners, Riseup and The Calyx Institute have a long public history of protecting their users and adhere to best practices for VPN providers.
RiseupVPN: A free service for censorship circumvention, location anonymization and traffic encryption. Unlike most free providers, Riseup does not log your IP address, or mine your data.

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CalyxVPN: By encrypting and securely routing all your network traffic through Calyx’s servers, CalyxVPN is able to prevent many forms of censorship and surveillance.

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Bitmask: This isn’t a provider, but it is LEAP’s very own VPN client that allows you to select from multiple service providers all from one app. Current providers include Riseup and The Calyx Institute.

Google Play F-Droid

Recent Posts

Wanted: Android Developer to Fight Censorship

Wanted: Android Developer to Fight Censorship

By: leap

Last updated on Jun 21, 2024

The LEAP Encryption Access Project (LEAP) is looking for a mobile application developer to join our team! Work will include development of LEAP VPN, a multi-platform VPN application with a focus on usability and censorship-circumvention, Tor VPN, and Pluggable Transports integration. The candidate must be self motivated, self managed and able to work well within a highly collaborative team. The candidate must be experienced with Android and Golang development. A passion for internet freedom and privacy is a big plus. Read more

A resilient core

A resilient core

By: leap

Last updated on Aug 12, 2023

We live in bad times for tunneling traffic. In the last year, we’ve seen backlash against VPNs and other circumvention technology in several countries. In the past few months, we’ve been working on streamlining the possibility to deploy a diversity of circumvention tactics based on Pluggable Transports. Read more

Pluggable Transports and the Censorship Circumvention Landscape

Pluggable Transports and the Censorship Circumvention Landscape

By: onyinyang

Last updated on Jun 28, 2022

Overview of censorship and circumvention techniques, and how Pluggable Transports (PT) fit in Read more

Get Involved

We value your contribution!
LEAP thrives when there are contributions from the community. Many of our current team started by submitting patches and fixing bugs that were bothering them.

Code & bugs and fixes
You can find developer documentation here:
You can find code and project plans on this Gitlab instance. You can also find us on Github.

Translations and localization
Transifex is where we’re gathering translations by volunteers like you. The Localization Lab helps us and they’ve got a short intro on how to contribute.

Talk to us
The best way to get in touch is via matrix: