It seems that the source code is now available here has it alays been
The TrueCrypt source has always been available, though the license has gone
through several revisions, usually becoming closer to a real FOSS license
each time. The 3.0 license allows for forking the code, with just enough
murkiness that distros like Debian wont touch it.
The github link above has been available for 5 days. It was created almost
right after the TrueCrypt site went down. A couple of us have already
compiled TrueCrypt for Linux from this repo, and I have a pending pull
request that covers what the other guy and I ran into - mostly upper/lower
case issues. My fork has some fixes to get it to compile with wxgtk3.0.
My version compiles and runs on Arch Linux, but with some assertion dialog
warnings popping up now and then, which I still need to fix. I also need
to recompile this for Visual Studio, which shouldn't be hard. I did it
last year when people were trying to figure out if the Windows binary
matched the source (which it does).
Feel free to fork either the github link above or my own at
https://github.com/waywardgeek/TrueCrypt. Unlike upstream, my code
Another very interesting source is from the Fedora
realcrypt-7.1a-2.fc20.src.rpm package. I could swear I went to
realcrypt.org just two days ago and the site was live. Now it's gone:
The author, who I believe is "Feejai", had 7 github repositories I thought
last week, including realcrypt, and now he's down to 6, and there's no
realcrypt to be seen! The Wayback machine has nothing for his old site,
and it says truecrypt.org has been "excluded"!
http://web.archive.org/web/http://truecrypt.org. Also, truecrypt.com and
truecrypt.net are missing. This is all a bit freaky. I guess I shouldn't
be surprised that crypto geeks aren't lining up to work on a TrueCrypt fork.
I verified the files in the realcrypt source package. I think that package
is a nice starting point that shows how to scrub TrueCrypt images and
such. I'll likely use that as a template for making a releasable TrueCrypt
fork soon, but I'm hoping to do that in cooperation with a few big geeks,
preferably in multiple countries.