Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Freenet: A peer-to-peer network designed to allow the distribution of information over the Internet in an efficient manner, w/o fear of censorship

Freenet is a peer-to-peer network designed to allow the distribution of information over the Internet in an efficient manner, without fear of censorship. It is completely decentralized (there is no person or computer essential to its operation), meaning that Freenet cannot be attacked like centralized peer-to-peer systems such as Napster. Freenet also employs intelligent routing and caching to learn to route requests more efficiently, automatically mirror popular data, make network flooding almost impossible, and move data to where it is in greatest demand.

[Intended Audience] Developers, End Users/Desktop
[License] OSI Approved :: GNU General Public License (GPL)
[Operating System] OS Independent
[Programming Language] Java
[Topic] Communications, Internet

1 comment:

Mark said...

Secure P2P technology has many useful benefits for many fields of research and science. In a controlled, secure setting, P2P facilitates the type of transfers and data sharing the is ideal for the amounts of shear data that is generated in some sciences. Currently, in the field of proteomics, the Tranche Project tool helps share tremendous amounts of data generated by mass spectrometry equipment. The raw data can then be posted and used to collaborate with others, either securely or posted for the benefit of any researcher who would like to use the data. You can read more about the technology at: http://tranche.proteomecommons.org/ and http://tranche.proteomecommons.org/about/

The Tranche tool is an open source project developed in Java for cross-platform use and is a free tool. We do not endorse or facilitate sharing copyrighted or illegal materials.