The Internet's dangerous design flaw
In the early days of the Internet, each computer had an IP address and could establish connections with others, resembling a peer-to-peer network. However, as the Internet evolved, centralized client-server architectures became the norm, with HTTP, SMTP, and FTP protocols dominating the scene. Among these, HTTP has emerged as the most widely used, overshadowing the others.
While this centralized approach initially posed little risk, over time, it has enabled a few large companies to amass an alarming amount of power. Although these companies were initially neutral platforms, they have increasingly used their power to censor and punish users, often in collaboration with governments. This concentration of power poses an existential threat to democracy and freedom of speech.
To address this issue we're building a new Freenet, an alternative to the client-server oligarchy, a decentralized platform that empowers users and serves their interests, rather than those of the powerful.
Our solution: A new Freenet
Freenet is software that runs on your computer and gives you access to an alternate decentralized Internet, but using familiar tools like web browsers.