Downloaded and installed it under Linux Mint. Very easy process.
Seems to be working correctly. Got this after it was up for around 10 seconds. It appears to be pretty active: Bitmessage - a protocol for secure decentralized e-mail
Heh! What a perfect application for a RaspberryPi or similar inexpensive SBC.
Next step will be to get it to work with DD-WRT so that it can be embedded in an open router. Or better yet - a PirateBox
However, to emphasize ewemoa's earlier point, the people behind Bitmessage are still
waiting for the independent security audit they themselves requested be done. So don't just assume this thing is as as secure as is hoped until that happens.
And (if you're ultra-paranoid) also don't rule out the possibility that this could eventually become a very sneaky and sophisticated honeypot if the wrong people can figure out a way to somehow co-opt it. There's just no rest for the wicked.
But who should know that better than us, right?
Shiny. Browncoats Unite!