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[Savannah-hackers] submission of The Ethel Freenet Nod

From: thelema314
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] submission of The Ethel Freenet Node
Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2002 23:14:38 -0400

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Eric Norige <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
License: gpl
Other License: 
Package: The Ethel Freenet Node
System name: ethel
This package does NOT want to apply for inclusion in the GNU project

My project is a freenet node.  (  Freenet is a 
peer to peer network whose intent is to provide secure, anonymous 
communication.  The network balances load and scales better than other 
protocols, but its ability to give the first ammendment (of the US) some 
technical backup is the main reason it\'s out p2p of choice.

The biggest problem with the current network is that the current implementation 
is poorly done, from the choice of language (java) to the style of 
implementation.  The protocol is defined by the current implementation, and we 
feel that there should be more implementations, forcing the specs to get into 
shape to work out any kinks and choices motivated completely by the java 
implementation and move to a more language neutral protocol.  Also, the the 
stability of the network won\'t be directly connected to a single codebase, 
which a bug exploit could disrupt.

Our project will provide a complete replacement for the freenet node 
protocol-wise on the network, replicating all expected behavior of the 
reference implementation (without the bugs, of course).  It will not use the 
same backend structures (config files, datastore, etc) as the reference 
implementation, partly so we are free to implement things as they would 
naturally be implemented and partly so we\'re not forced to work much harder 
than we would have to to be compatible there.

It does not exist yet but we\'re working on it.

Other Software Required:
the ocaml compiler, available at
make, for automatic compilation

Other Comments:
tabemann and I are going to be the main programmers on this project.

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