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<h3>{{ _("About GNUnet") }}</h3>
{% trans %}
- We still have to write this section.
+ GNUnet is an alternative network stack for building secure,
+ decentralized and privacy-preserving distributed applications.
+ Our goal is to replace the old insecure Internet protocol stack. Starting
+ from an application for secure publication of files, it has grown to
+ include all kinds of basic protocol components and applications
+ towards the creation of a GNU internet.
{% endtrans %}
+ <br>
+ {% trans %}
+ Today, the actual use and thus the social requirements for a global
+ network differs widely from those goals of 1970. While the Internet
+ remains suitable for military use, where the network equipment is
+ operated by a command hierarchy and when necessary isolated from the
+ rest of the world, the situation is less tenable for civil society.
+ {% endtrans %}
+ <br>
+ {% trans %}
+ Due to fundamental Internet design choices, Internet traffic can be
+ misdirected, intercepted, censored and manipulated by hostile routers
+ on the network. And indeed, the modern Internet has evolved exactly
+ to the point where, as Matthew Green put it, ``the network is
+ hostile''.
+ {% endtrans %}
+ <br>
+ {% trans %}
+ We believe liberal societies need a network architecture that uses the
+ anti-authoritarian decentralized peer-to-peer paradigm and
+ privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols. The goal of the GNUnet
+ project is to provide a Free Software realization of this ideal.
+ {% endtrans %}
+ <br>
+ {% trans %}
+ Specifically, GNUnet tries to follow the following design principles,
+ in order of importance:
+ {% endtrans %}
+ <ol>
+ <li>
+ {% trans %}
+ GNUnet must be implemented as <a href="">Free Software</a>.
+ {% endtrans %}
+ </li>
+ <li>{{ _("GNUnet must minimize the amount of personally identifiable information exposed.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("GNUnet must be fully distributed and resilient to external attacks and rogue participants.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("GNUnet must be self-organizing and not depend on administrators or centralized infrastructure.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("GNUnet must inform the user which other participants have to be trusted when establishing private communications.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("GNUnet must be open and permit new peers to join.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("GNUnet must support a diverse range of applications and devices.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("GNUnet must use compartmentalization to protect sensitive information.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("The GNUnet architecture must be resource efficient.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("GNUnet must provide incentives for peers to contribute more resources than they consume.") }}</li>
+ </ol>
<h4>{{ _("Current funding") }}</h3>
{% trans %}
We currently do not have any grants. All work is done by volunteers.
{% endtrans %}
+ <br>
+ {% trans %}
+ We are grateful for free hosting offered by the following organizations:
+ {% endtrans %}
+ <ul>
+ <li><a href="">Technische Universit&auml;t M&uuml;nchen</a></li>
+ <li><a href="">Inria</a></li>
+ <li><a href="">Berner Fachhochschule</a></li>
+ <li><a href="">The GNU Project</a></li>
+ </ul>
<h4>{{ _("Past funding") }}</h3>