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Re^2: P2P Architectures, SOPA/PIPA and freedom from censorship

by pemungkah (Priest)
on Feb 03, 2012 at 01:37 UTC ( #951577=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: P2P Architectures, SOPA/PIPA and freedom from censorship
in thread P2P Architectures, SOPA/PIPA and freedom from censorship

I think the idea Steve's putting out there is that P2P applications over secured channels are inherently hard to block (deep packet inspection can do this, but it's rather fragile). And that implementing them in Perl is a possible idea.

His idea is not meant to have a business model. it is meant to be computer-mediated, networked communication, not dependent on central servers, solely for the purpose of communicating, and for communicating in situations where the "norma" channels are suppressed. It is not meant to make any money, and its developers will, no doubt, either not care about being paid, or will feel that striking a blow for free communication is payment enough. It is meant to be a means of responding to the Bloggers and Twitters responding to pressure to censor themselves -- by censoring themselves and pretending that they aren't.

It's BitTorrent for radical ideas, with Tor on top. Anonynimization plus decentralized communication. I think Perl probably is a good choice.


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Re^3: P2P Architectures, SOPA/PIPA and freedom from censorship
by Steve_BZ (Hermit) on Feb 03, 2012 at 21:48 UTC

    Hi pemungkah

    Thanks for your support.

    It is meant to be a means of responding to the Bloggers and Twitters responding to pressure to censor themselves -- by censoring themselves and pretending that they aren't.

    Well, I didn't mean that, but it's very true. I see people I know blogging every day, but only opinions they already know are popular. Where are the new and controversial ideas? As the British playwright George Bernard Shaw observed, “Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.”

    As a very far-sighted man, he probably meant us here on PerlMonks.

    And, as he should have added, Perl.

    Regards.

      As a very far-sighted man, he probably meant us here on PerlMonks.
      Oh, please. The ability to type and to join a website doesn't make you special.

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