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GNUnet is a secure, trust-based peer-to-peer framework. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing. The goal of the GNUnet project is to become the ultimate system for free information exchange in a world hostile toward uncontrolled communication. We value free speech above state secrets, law-enforcement or intellectual property. GNUnet is supposed to be an anarchistic network, where the only limitation for peers is that they must contribute enough back to the network such that their resource consumption does not have a significant impact on other users. GNUnet's primary design goals are to protect the privacy of its users and to guard itself against attacks or abuse. GNUnet does not have any mechanisms to control, track or censor users. Instead, the GNUnet protocols aim to make it as hard as possible to find out what is happening on the network or to disrupt operations.


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Download version 0.10.1 (stable)
released on 8 April 2014

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GPLv3orlaterAndrew Engelbrecht15 September 2012

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Christian Grothoff Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
{{{Prerequisite description}}}
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
Required to build libtool
Required to build libcurl
Weak prerequisite libgcrypt
Required to build gcc

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


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