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tuesday :: november 5, 2002
> building a network
the free network project
:: freedom of communication

After over a year of development, several rewrites of variousn parts of the code, and dramatic enhancements to every aspect of operation, the First new stable release of Freenet in over 14 months is finally ready.

Freenet is free software designed to ensure true freedom of communication over the Internet. It allows anybody to publish and read information with complete anonymity. Nobody controls Freenet, not even its creators, meaning that the system is not vulnerable to manipulation or shutdown.

Freenet is also efficient in how it deals with information, adaptively replicating content in response to demand. We have and continue to pioneer innovative new ideas such as the application of emergent behavior to computer communication, and public-key cryptography to creating secure namespaces.

The system provides a flexible and powerful infrastructure capable of supporting a wide range of applications, including: uncensorable dissemination of controversial information - Freenet protects freedom of speech by enabling anonymous and uncensorable publication of material ranging from grassroots alternative journalism to banned exposes like Peter (Spycatcher) Wright's and David Shayler's revelations about MI5 -, efficient distribution of high-bandwidth content - Freenet's adaptive caching and mirroring is being used to distribute Debian Linux software updates and to combat the Slashdot effect -, universal personal publishing - Freenet enables anyone to have a website, without space restrictions or compulsory advertising, even if you don't own a computer -. >from *Freenet 0.5 released*, october 28, 2002

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