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

drbob drbob at lunamutt.com
Tue Sep 13 13:07:12 UTC 2011

I thought the point of freedombox was to provide privacy and control of your data?
This is exactly what Retroshare tries to do - in a fully decentralised manner ;)

I'd rather not just focus on file-sharing features either... 
Which other systems provide fully-decentralised forums?


Marc, if you are interested in anonymity... Retroshare provides strong anonymity.
Certainly better than bittorrent or other file-sharing networks like Mute.

The key is to build a trusted link-level network on which the file-sharing can take place.

We use the "Turtle" protocol - developed by Tanenbaum's group from the Vrije University.

Here is a link to an academic paper describing the "Strong Anonymity" features of Turtle:

and the wikipedia page on Turtle:


On 12 Sep 2011, at 17:09, freedombox-discuss-request at lists.alioth.debian.org wrote:

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> Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:30:32 +0200
> From: Marc Manthey <marc at let.de>
> To: freedombox list <freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org>
> Subject: Re: [Freedombox-discuss] Is FreedomBox interested in using
> 	Retroshare?
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> On Sep 12, 2011, at 3:16 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>> perhaps even a no brainer.
> ok , i might be the no brainer because i did not get the concept or  
> idea.
> If i need a file (software , music track  )  illegal or not i download  
> a bittorrent client go to piratebay.org and get it.
> i want the highest possible annonymity, why should i "add" people ,  
> there might be
> an agent from the music industry or a software company and just want  
> to catch me and what i am sharing ?
> What do i miss ?
> thanks marc
> P.S. if i want to share something with my "friends " i upload it on http://www.2shared.com/ 
>  for e.g. and send them the link
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