Freenet is a decentralized network., It is censorship-resistant, which means it is not easy for anyone other than authors to remove content. The data is stored on many machines. Freenet was made by Ian Clarke. Freenet has a goal to provide freedom of speech and Freedom of information through a peer-to-peer network with protection of users identity. Freenet works by putting together the volunteer bandwidth and storage space of member machines to allow users to anonymously publish or retrieve different kinds of information. From a users perspective, it can be thought of as simply a large storage device.
Freenet has been under continuous development since 2000; a version 1.0 has not yet been released but current builds are usable. The project has already seen a ground-up rewrite redoing of programming for version 0.7. Freenet is free software.
1. Related pages
- Perfect Dark - the successor to Share; it employs many of Freenets principles.
- Osiris sps
- Tor anonymity network
- Share - the successor to Winny
- Freedom of information
- distributed file system
- Anonymous P2P
- Entropy anonymous data store