[clug] Freenet - is it worth it?

mbp at sourcefrog.net mbp at sourcefrog.net
Mon Aug 16 13:13:12 GMT 2004

On 16 Aug 2004, Paul Wayper <paulway at mabula.net> wrote:

> Nup.  "The network is busy".  

"The Internet is full." :-)

The inventors of Tor (www.freehaven.net/tor/) make the penetrating
observation that for crowd anonymity to work, you need a large crowd.
You have to be able to attract many people who may not have strong
requirements but who can provide cover traffic.  So it needs to be
possible to use it in a way which doesn't have horrible response time,
which Freenet probably never really reached.

  "Usability is not only a convenience: it is a security requirement."

Freenet's idea of scalable publishing will probably live on in things
like Bittorrent even if Freenet never makes it big.

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