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The Pirate Bay’s Oldest Torrent is “Revolution OS”

http://torrentfreak.com

After nearly 9 years of seeding The Pirate Bay’s oldest working torrent is still very much alive. Interestingly, the torrent is not a Hollywood classic nor is it an evergreen music album. The honor goes to a pirated copy of “Revolution OS”, a documentary covering the history of Linux, GNU and the free software movement.

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Created by JRepin 1 year 16 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 16 weeks ago
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Internet Archive Starts Seeding 1,398,875 Torrents

http://torrentfreak.com

The Internet Archive has just enriched the BitTorrent ecosystem with well over a million torrent files, and that’s just the start of “universal access to all knowledge.” The torrents link to almost a petabyte of data and all files are being seeded by the Archive’s servers.

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Created by spanky 1 year 48 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 45 weeks ago
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KTorrent 4.1 Released

http://ktorrent.org

The biggest new features are: Support for superseeding; KIO magnet, Video streaming, enabling you to start watching a movie while it is downloading; The user interface has been redesigned, making better use of KDE's KParts technologies

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Created by JRepin 3 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 17 weeks ago
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Push the FreedomBox Foundation from 0 to 60 in 30

http://www.kickstarter.com

The newly formed FreedomBox Foundation is seeking pledges. The idea of the Freedom Box is to decentralize servers to regain privacy and to make the network more resistant in order to secure political freedom. The page also contains links to the inspiring Eben Moglen speeches behind the concept.

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Created by spanky 3 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 20 weeks ago
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P2P next community CDN for video distribution

http://techblog.wikimedia.org

As Wikimedia and the community embark on campaigns and programs to increase video contribution and usage on the site, we are starting to see video usage on Wikimedia sites grow and we hope for it to grow a great deal more.

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Created by stargrave 3 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 40 weeks ago
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KTorrent 4.0 released with Magnet links and µTP protocol support

http://ktorrent.org

KTorrent 4.0 is finally released. This release add some rather interesting features like magnet support and the uTP protocol (bittorrent over UDP). Next to these big ones many smaller ones were also added: UDP tracker scraping was added, usability of the queue manager widget has been improved, you can now add multiple trackers at the same time...

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Created by JRepin 4 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 6 weeks ago
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BitTorrent Inc has announced that its uTorrent Transport Protocol is now available as open source.

http://www.h-online.com

BitTorrent Inc., the company behind the popular BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing protocol, has announced that its uTorrent Transport Protocol (uTP) code is now available as open source. The uTP protocol is aimed at maximising network throughput while minimising network congestion, providing a better overall experience for both ISPs and end users.

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Created by bogdanbiv 4 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 6 weeks ago
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Remote control of your computer with non-free software is unwise

http://www.digitalcitizen.info

"BitTorrent is the most popular filesharing protocol on the Internet today. BitTorrent users typically obtain pieces of the data they want and share pieces of the same data with others. By cooperating in this fashion, almost everyone who wants a copy of the data gets what they want..."

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Created by can.axis 4 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 23 weeks ago
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An introduction to GNUnet

http://lwn.net

Anonymity and deniability in distributing information are two of the goals of the GNUnet project. At its heart, GNUnet is a mechanism to share content with others without revealing who generated the content or who accessed it. It also provides intermediate nodes in the network with the ability to deny knowledge of the contents of any traffic they forward because they are unable to decrypt it.

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Created by stargrave 4 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 44 weeks ago
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Dreaming of a peer to peer world

http://infochangeindia.org

"Michel Bauwens, founder of the Peer to Peer Foundation, is one of those who believe in open spaces and creation without incentive. In this interview he talks about the Free Software and Wikipedia movements as pointers to a genuine change in the way we think, create and distribute goods.

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Remixtures: an introduction for English-speaking readers

http://remixtures.com

"...I started Remixtures in the beginning of October 2006, a few months after I finished my master’s thesis about online activism and the (re)appropriation of technology for social goals.

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Created by can.axis 5 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 8 weeks ago
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There is such a thing as peer money

http://www.justlol.net

"...peer production is about the social production of value, directly through social relations [...] For peer to peer self aggregation to occur, we need distributed infrastructures [...] Peer to peer is about non-rival goods that can be reproduced at marginal cost and abundantly.

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The P2P Foundation: time for a turn towards the political?

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"...Transformative movements usually first start as transgressive subcultural movements (not caring about the old systems); then start building their own institutions (GPL, Creative Commons), before they become more explicitely political and start tackling the existing institutional order.

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Created by can.axis 5 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 9 weeks ago
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The Pirate Bay Guilty of Helping Sharing People?

http://colonos.wordpress.com

"The Swedish legal system - running errands of Hollywood and the recording industries - have decided that helping people to share their digital data across the Internet is illegal. They might be guilty in the eyes of a corrupt court of law and in the corporate press, but in my book they are fine people, caring and sharing.

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Created by can.axis 5 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 12 weeks ago
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P2P makes positive contribution

http://arstechnica.com

RMS: « A Dutch study concludes that P2P file sharing makes a positive contribution to society. Of course, we know this is true, but it is good to see it confirmed carefully. »

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Created by can.axis 5 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 22 weeks ago
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