RetroShare is a Free and Open Source cross-platform, Friend-2-Friend and secure decentralised communication platform.
decentralization and privacy 2
- completely decentralized
- encrypted connections only
- distributed Chatrooms
- instant messaging
- anon F2F Turtle Routing File Sharing
- Friend 2 Friend Network Topology
- Posted (reddit clone)
- Tor Hidden Service can be used as transport
- but metadata could be revealed
GnuNet is an alternative with a similar goal.
ind.ie is sharing similar values and goals in there vision.
RetroShare is building a decentralised Friend to Friend Network.
Some people like to call Retroshare a “DarkNet”. The similarities are a
result of the Friend-2-Friend design rather than a deliberate aim. From the outside there is no chance for Google/XKeyScore to crawl any information which relies inside.
Upon its ID system in v06, it provides the ability to create a decentralized Facebook/Twitter Wall which is built with , transportation between ID’s. Last Plugins created a Chess implementation.
Communication with non friends is routed via turtle across the network.
GSoC14 - Social Plugin
This is some sort of a chicken-egg problem: Retroshare does not have web
developers, because it doesn’t have a web interface. And there will be
no web interface until a web developer can show how it can be done.
<-- this has been resolved and the webinterface is working. Moved from Wt (Qt for Web) to Angular. But still lacks someone with WebSkills. The Api (C++) is still growing faster than the WebFrontend.
I hope RetroShare is an interresting project for the ind.ie community to have a look at. We share similar goals and vision.
My Qestion about indie: Is there a Whitepaper, a technical specc or an ELI5 available?
btw build targets for RS: Debian, Arch, Ubuntu, openSUSE, FreeBSD, Win(portable&install), CentOS, Gentoo, Fedora and MacOSX
twitter patrickmwolf/status/635154946023800832 <-- brought me here.
I’m open for questions if there are any.