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GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. Its high-level goal is to provide a strong free software foundation for a global network that provides security and privacy.

GNUnet started with an idea for anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing, but has grown to incorporate other applications as well as many generic building blocks for secure networking applications. In particular, GNUnet now includes the GNU Name System, a privacy-preserving, decentralized public key infrastructure.


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GPLv3orlaterAndrew Engelbrecht15 September 2012

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build libtool
Required to build libcurl
Weak prerequisite libgcrypt
Required to build gcc
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Weak prerequisite tdb
Required to build make
Weak prerequisite mysql
Required to build automake
Source requirement libextractor
Required to build autoconf
Required to use libextractor
Required to build libmicrohttpd
Weak prerequisite openssl

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 8 October 2014.


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