Re: Bug#220301: ITP: entropy -- Emerging Network To Reduce Orwellian Potency Yield
On Tue, 2003-11-11 at 17:59, Michael Beattie wrote:
> * Package name : entropy
> Description : Emerging Network To Reduce Orwellian Potency Yield
This doesn't really tell me anything about ENTROPY. How about
"anti-censorship network client"?
> ENTROPY is developed as a response to increasing censorship and surveillance
> in the internet. The program connects your computer to a network of machines
> which all run this software. The ENTROPY network is running parallel to the
> WWW and also other internet services like FTP, email, ICQ. etc.
The acronym ENTROPY should be defined in the first line of the long
> For the user the ENTROPY network looks like a collection of WWW pages. The
> difference to the WWW however is that there are no accesses to central
> servers. And this is why there is no site operator who could log who
> downloaded what and when. Every computer taking part in the ENTROPY network
> (every node) is at the same time server, router for other nodes, caching proxy
> and client for the user: that is You.
> After you gained some experience with the ENTROPY network, there are command
> line tools for you to insert whole directory trees into the network as a
> ENTROPY site. So ENTROPY does for you what a webspace provider does for you in
> the WWW - but without the storage and bandwidth costs and without any
> regulation or policy as to what kind of content you are allowed to publish.
> Everyone can contribute his own ENTROPY site for everybody else to browse
> through. The contents is stored in a distributed manner across all available
> and reachable nodes and no one can find out about who put up what contents
> into the network. Even if your node is not actively running, your contents
> can be retrieved by others -- without knowing that it was actually you who
> published the files. Of course this is only true if you do not publish your
> name (or leave your name or other personal data in the files you publish)
This is a good, though perhaps too detailed, long description.
A general (non-ITP-related) question: Is ENTROPY related to Freenet in
Joe Drew <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
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