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[GNUnet-SVN] r2362 - GNUnet-docs/WWW

From: grothoff
Subject: [GNUnet-SVN] r2362 - GNUnet-docs/WWW
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 21:59:23 -0800 (PST)

Author: grothoff
Date: 2005-12-21 21:59:22 -0800 (Wed, 21 Dec 2005)
New Revision: 2362


Modified: GNUnet-docs/WWW/index.php
--- GNUnet-docs/WWW/index.php   2005-12-21 10:13:33 UTC (rev 2361)
+++ GNUnet-docs/WWW/index.php   2005-12-22 05:59:22 UTC (rev 2362)
@@ -28,6 +28,37 @@
+H2("Why GNUnet?");
+W("The first question that developers of %s %s %s %s %s %s %s %s should answer 
is why yet another network?",
+  ARRAY(extlink_("";, "any"),
+        extlink_("";, "of"),
+        extlink_("";, "the"),
+        extlink_("";, "dozens"),
+        extlink_("";, "of"),
+        extlink_("";, "emerging"),
+        extlink_("";, "P2P"),
+        extlink_("";, "networks")));
+W("GNUnet was started in late 2001 with a set of new technical ideas for 
secure peer-to-peer networking.");
+W("Most of the key technical contributions behind GNUnet are described in 
detail in our %s.",
+  intlink_("research papers", "papers.php3"));
+W("When GNUnet was started, existing systems were investigated (at the time in 
particular %s and %s) to find a starting point.",
+  ARRAY(extlink_("";, "Freenet"),
+        extlink_("";, "mnet")));
+W("However, the conclusion was that the envisioned system was too far from the 
existing codebases to benefit from building on top of that work.");
+W("GNUnet continues to improve both in terms of technical ideas and 
implementation, often thanks to discussions with developers from related 
+W("Probably the most well-known such project is %s, a peer-to-peer network 
that acts as a proxy which anonymizes low-latency TCP traffic.",
+  extlink_("";, "TOR"));
+W("TOR is general in design and lacks features that would be specific to 
(anonymous) file-sharing, such as searching, swarming or caching.");
+W("In conclusion, we believe that GNUnet is (or at least will become) the best 
solution for (anonymous) file-sharing.");
+W("Some GNUnet developers also have the ambition to provide a good general 
infrastructure for developing new peer-to-peer protocols.");
+W("In the meantime, users that are looking for %s solutions or to %s should 
probably look elsewhere.",
+  ARRAY(extlink_("";, "faster, non-anonymous"),
+        extlink_("";, "anonymize their HTTP traffic")));
 W("Older news can be found %s.\n",

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