temporary(possibly) new Rare Wares mirror 2002-08-22 09:33:51 A year has passed and freenet has grown up a bit. I have gotten back into playing with it a bit and was wanting to play with posting a website to it. Mine was to large and dynamic so it was a no go. Then I thought of Roberto. His site is small and fairly static. And the contents could not be hosted in most countries do to many companies unwillingness to alow free opensource implimentations that borrow from their intelectual property. Even if the companies are not hurt by and only stand to benefit from such software. Sounded like a perfect candidate to me.For those of you who don't know freenet is a peer to peer network system. But unlike the networks made popular by file trading no one hosts a file. Not in the traditional sense. And you never download from a specific person. You won't know the owner of a file or where a file is comming from. Each participant shares bandwidth and a bit of disk space in which files are cached. The more popular a file is the more it will be cached the faster the file will load and the easier it will be to find the file. On freenet you don't pay for storrage or bandwidth. The network itself provides that. You can read more in depth here -> http://freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/twiki/view/Main/WebHomeIf you all approve let me know. And if you all want to help out get freenet running and request this key once in a while SSK@R6LNCVKQchhrrmXFDLaQIW4ZnJsPAgM/Rare_Wares// If you all are on broadband and have systems that run almost perpetually you might consider running a full time node. Especially if you have a spare PC lying around like myself. Freenet is for everyone and everyone can use it. You can even put your MPC collection up anonymously and have it hosted even if you can't host it.