[Freedombox-discuss] Newebe, a distributed social network based on self-hosting

Frank gelnior at free.fr
Wed Jan 18 15:35:24 UTC 2012

Hi all,

I am here to talk you about a project sharing the Freedombox goals while 
being compatible with it. Its name is Newebe. It is a distributed social 
network based on self hosting. As you understand, each Newebe user owns 
its instance of Newebe. The way it works is simple : an instance is 
located behind an URI which serves as the descriptor of a contact. Each 
Newebe node is connected directly to its contact via this URI : no third 
party is involved. About the code, Newebe is a free software based on 
other free softwares, so you know what it do. It has been tested on ARM 
Debian and works fine with it.
Moreover, every data stored inside Newebe are accessible through a REST 
API. That means you can connect home made tools to your Newebe to reuse 
or analyze your personal data : by centralizing your data "at home", 
Newebe allows more than preserving privacy.

About the project situation, actually the software works well but its 
security is far from be good. Once this problem will be solved we would 
be glad to be part of the freedombox software list.

Website : https://github.com/newebe
Code : https://github.com/gelnior/newebe
Mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/newebe

Thank you for your attention,


PS : Any advice/remark/audit/contribution about Newebe is welcome :).

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