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About GNUnet

GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. Our high-level goal is to provide a strong free software foundation for a global network that provides security and in particular respects privacy.

GNUnet started with an idea for anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing, but has grown to incorporate other applications as well as many generic building blocks for secure networking applications. In particular, GNUnet now includes the GNU Name System, a privacy-preserving, decentralized public key infrastructure.

GNUnet is an official GNU package. GNUnet can be downloaded from GNU and the GNU mirrors.

Read more Friday, February 19, 2010 - 22:34 Christian Grothoff

4th Dev Mumble - March 6th, 8pm CET @ gnunet.org

Hi devs,

The 4th develper Mumble will be on Friday, March 6th, 8pm CET, as usual using the mumble server on gnunet.org. Agenda items include:

  • Newbee introductions: What are you working on?
  • Taler update
  • GSoC topic, mentor and student collection
  • GNUnet 0.10.2 release planning with release-critical bug collection
  • Open Q&A
Read more Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 23:17 Christian Grothoff

3rd Dev Mumble - Feb 15th, 8pm CET @ gnunet.org

Hi devs,
As planned, next round for the develper Mumble will be on Sunday, Feb 15th, 8pm CET, as usual using the mumble server on gnunet.org. Agenda items include:

  • Newbee introductions: What are you working on?
  • ATS & Transport update: Still unknown unknowns or already known unknowns?
  • Matthias's defense: Agenda bashing for 24th of February in Munich
  • GSoC topic and mentor collection
  • Open Q&A

Meeting notes:

  • Jeff will talk to Tor devs about Hidden Services and GNS
  • Transport/ATS looks better, but TCP-only may still be problematic
  • Matthias will check with Kai for dinner after defense, does not (yet) plan to run away immediately
  • GSoC ideas are being collected, for now:
    • Julius: ABOSS
    • GNS-GnuPG integration
    • Jeff: PANDA Alternative

    More suggestions welcome, extended descriptions should be passed either directly to Giuseppe Scrivano or via Christian. No specific deadline for topics was announced, but generally ASAP, as we also need to find students.

Read more Friday, February 6, 2015 - 00:08 Christian Grothoff

2nd Dev Mumble - Feb 2nd, 8pm CET @ gnunet.org

Hi devs,
next round for the dev mumble on Monday, Feb 2nd, 8pm CET.
The mumble server is running @ gnunet.org.
Cheers!

Read more Friday, January 30, 2015 - 15:36 Matthias Wachs

GNUnet Dev Mumble - Jan 15 2014, 8pm CET

Dear devs and all interested readers,

we are happy to announce today's GNUnet developer mumble taking place

- Jan 15 2014 (aka today), 8pm CET

To join just connect to the mumble server running at gnunet.org and join
the developers channel...

We meet to discuss current projects, overall agenda and to exchange what
people are working on at the moment.

If you are interested feel free to join ...

Read more Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:37 Matthias Wachs

Introductory tasks for new GNUnet hackers (updated)

We sometimes get requests for easy tasks to get started and join the GNUnet hacker community. However, it is often difficult for potential new contributors which areas they might be able to contribute to, especially as not all tasks are suitable for people that are just starting to work with GNUnet.

So if you look for an easy initial contribution to the project or want to make a good first impression, look no further! In this forum post, we'll track Mantis bugs that would make a good starting point. They are typically not "urgent" (needed yesterday) and are (hopefully) doable by reading a tiny portion of the GNUnet source code and documentation. They should also be doable in significantly less than a week. If you have questions about the tasks, you should add them as bugnotes to the respective bugs on Mantis. The tasks collected here are for developers --- help with documentation, translation or artwork is of course also appreciated, but not the topic of this list.

Here are the current "introductory" tasks:

Read more Friday, December 12, 2014 - 19:39 Christian Grothoff

New GPG key

I created a new GPG key today. You can find the full key on keyservers, my homepage and in the profile on gnunet.org. The fingerprint is D842 3BCB 326C 7907 0339 29C7 939E 6BE1 E29F C3CC. This key will be used to sign future releases of GNUnet.

Read more Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 14:57 Christian Grothoff

Open positions for (aspiring) GNUnet hackers!

As part of my recent move to Inria in Rennes (Bretagne, France), a few new positions for research and development around GNUnet are now opening up. The positions are open for PhD students (Master's required) and Post-Docs (PhD required).

The planned research and development mostly requires a good understanding of systems programming and applied secure software engineering (as in testing, tools, experience building systems, not writing fancy UML diagrams), but our needs are overall pretty broad. So if you have a solid background in cryptography/network security, databases, programming languages (in particular static- and dynamic analysis), browser extensions, or user-interface design, I'd still like to hear from you.

Teaching is not required for the open positions. Still, Rennes is a university town and Inria cooperates with local universities. So you are encouraged to mentor French students.

Please note that in addition to the formal requirements (academic degree), you will have to move to Rennes. Inria offers non-financial support with the move and with learning French. The research group internally speaks English, so good command of English is a must. French is not required at all --- but of course will be helpful especially outside of work.

PhD students are hired for a fixed term of 3 years, and PostDocs for at least one year (but can be longer). All positions are paid, think roughly a net of 1,5k and 2,5k EUR/month for PhDs and PostDocs respectively (exact salaries depend on your tax status; there are also complex rules for other benefits; you should discuss this with HR at a later stage). You do not need to have a research proposal to apply; however, we will need to agree on a research agenda before you join.

To apply, please send your usual application materials (cover letter with motivation, vita, thesis, optionally a research statement) to christian@grothoff.org, preferably via GPG encrypted e-mail. You can find a PGP/GPG key on the key servers.

Read more Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 19:36 Christian Grothoff

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