[Freedombox-discuss] Is FreedomBox interested in using Retroshare?

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 13:46:36 UTC 2011

On 7 September 2011 14:27, drbob <drbob at lunamutt.com> wrote:
> Hi FreedomBoxers,
> I was directed towards your project by a friend. I'd seen Eben Moglen's TED talk previously
> but had no idea that there was a debian project to create such a system.
> I've been working on a project (Retroshare) with similar goals for a number of years:
> http://retroshare.org
> Are you interested in using Retroshare, or its components for your FreedomBox?

I tried this about a year ago with some of the gnu social people.

Back then it worked pretty well, tho the interface was slightly basic in places.

Do you know if it's a debian package?

> As mentioned earlier on this list, this is a do-o-cracy type project...
> and I can offer some limited time to adapt Retroshare into something useful for FreedomBox.
> Retroshare an Open Source (LGPL core/GPL gui) application to provide a Secure Social Network.
> It uses/provides lots of the technologies that you've described in this mailing-list.
> 1) OpenGPG Web-Of-Trust for Authenticating your Friends.
> 2) Direct SSL connections between Peers.
> 3) A DHT-based system to locate your Peers.
> 4) UDP Firewall-busting connections.
> 5) Discovery System to Introduce you to Friends-Of-Friends.
> 6) services like chat, file-sharing, forums, etc, etc.
> As I said, I would love to get involved, and more than willing to modify things to make RS
> useful in general.... perhaps modify libretroshare to provide a pseudo-VPN for other services?
> Mark.
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