Open Content Network
January 28, 2003 12:27 PM   Subscribe

Open Content Network "The Open Content Network is a collaborative effort to help deliver large, freely-downloadable content using peer-to-peer technology. The network is essentially a huge "virtual web server" that links together thousands of computers for the purpose of helping out over-burdoned web sites. Using various web browser plug-ins, users can download open source and public domain software, movies, and music at incredibly fast speeds from this global, distributed network." (via boing boing)
posted by owillis (6 comments total)
so, its like freenet, except without the free speech dimension?
posted by fiz at 2:04 PM on January 28, 2003

Interesting, thanks for the link Owillis.
posted by cell divide at 2:33 PM on January 28, 2003

I thinks it better than Freenet, etc. because its browser based. Browser based means its easy for Joe User to get. It's actually more along the lines of an Akamai.
posted by owillis at 3:13 PM on January 28, 2003

there's also bittorrent whose test included free porn. anyone know how to play divx on linux?
posted by andrew cooke at 5:50 PM on January 28, 2003

Actually, fred (the only currently available implementation of freenet) comes with fproxy, which allows for freenet websites. Still, it's an entirely different kettle of fish to the link posted, and while total anonymity may have its nice sides, it does add a lot of overhead.
posted by fvw at 6:47 PM on January 28, 2003

andrew cooke - check out these links if you're still lokking for DivX on Linux:
posted by cowboy at 5:52 AM on January 29, 2003

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