Internet Freedom–The Public Dialog Continues

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Michel Bauwens

SOURCE: P2P Foundation Category:P2P Infrastructure

This is a specialization of our general Technology section, focusing more explicitely on the ‘true internet’ or distributed P2P infrastructures.  It is being updated over the next week or so.

On the overall perspective of the P2P Foundation: What Digital Commoners Need To Do, a meditation on the strategic phases in the construction of a peer to peer world

Help us improve our definition of what a true P2P Infrastructure should be: Defining True P2P Infrastructures

Programmatic Statement for the creation of a world-wide user-controlled network based on a distributed architecture, by Raffael Kéménczy

Projects we find worthty of support:

  1. We Rebuild is a cluster of net activists who have joined forces to collaborate on issues concerning access to a free internet without intrusive surveillance
  2. Open Source Mesh Networking projects monitored by Open Source Mesh
  3. Various strategies to achieve Free Fiber to the home
  4. High Priority Free Software Projects: “The FSF high-priority projects list serves to foster the development of projects that are important for increasing the adoption and use of free software and free software operating systems.”

Projects to decentralize/distribute the internet:

  1. Appleseed [2] – distributed social network
  2. Bitcoin, a decentralized internet currency.
  3. Diaspora will hopefully be a social networking community where users can run their own federated “pods”, thus owning their personal data and directly controlling what is shared with who.
  4. The Dot-P2P Project, an alternative DNS hierarchy that resists censorship.
  5. The Freedom Box initiated by Eben Moglen and the Freedom Box Foundation: independent plug-in server
  6. GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services
  7. GNU Social [3]
  8. Lorea [4] – distributed social networks, already running on 10 networks
  9. One Social Web [5] – distributed social network using xmpp
  10. One Swarm [6]– F2F (friend2friend) P2P sharing; a new peer-to-peer tool that provides users with explicit control over their privacy by letting them determine how data is shared
  11. Open Media Vault [7]
  12. Open PGP encryption is based on self-issued certificates which gain authority as a result of a web of trust expressed via user- maintained keyrings rather than a hierarchical certificate authority system that can be centrally compromised.
  13. Open Storage Pod, [8] open hardware project, small cubes to store terabytes
  14. Open WRT [9]– GNU/Linux based free firmware for gateways and routers.
  15. Own Cloud, data storage project from the wider KDE community
  16. Retro Share [10] – secure communications with friends
  17. Seeks Project [11] – “social websearch”
  18. Sovereign Computing Group [12] – similar project to Freedom Box, with a very interesting Manifesto.
  19. Sparkle Share, [13] open source ‘dropbox’ replacement
  20. Status.Net is a microblogging system that allows users to run their own Twitter-like site and federate selected streams with other systems.
  21. The Tahoe Least-Authority File System, a highly fault-tolerant, secure internet filesystem.
  22. The Tor Project, an anonymizing overlay network.
  23. Unhosted: “Unhosted is a project for strengthening free software against hosted software. With our protocol, a website is only source code. Dynamic data is encrypted and decentralised, to per-user storage nodes. This benefits free software, as well as scalability, robustness, and online privacy.”
  24. YaCy is a search engine where many nodes share information to build a distributed index.

Key Directories

  1. Complete list of P2P Filesharing programs with comparative notes. + A list of free and open source filesharing systems
  2. High Priority Free Software Projects: “The FSF high-priority projects list serves to foster the development of projects
  3. Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software in the OSALT directory
  4. Top 100 Open Source Linux Applications
  5. Open Source Living: guide to the best freely available open source software on the web
  6. List of Wireless Community Networks Worldwide
  7. Open Source Mesh Networking projects monitored by Open Source Mesh

MORE INFORMATION AT SOURCE Including Core Reference Articles and Alphabetic Directory of Pages in Category:  P2P Foundation Category:P2P Infrastructure

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