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About GNUnet

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.

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

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

gnURL 7.58.0

I'm no longer publishing release announcements on Read the full gnURL 7.58.0 release announcement on our developer mailinglist and on info-gnu once my email has passed the moderation.

Read more Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 15:48 ng0

gnURL 7.57.0 released

Today gnURL has been released in version 7.57.0, following the release of cURL 7.57.0.

The download is available in our directory on the GNU FTP and FTP mirrors (/gnu/gnunet/). 7.57.0 is the last version that will be available at, future releases will be on the FTP.
If you are a distro maintainer for gnURL make sure to read the whole post with details below.

The tarball of this version has been signed with the OpenPG Key A88C8ADD129828D7EAC02E52E22F9BBFEE348588

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NOTE to distro maintainers:

In the last version the number of socially enforced configure switches was reduced to a small fraction of what was previously required. Read the README contained within the tarball or in the git, it is worth looking into the changes to ensure you build a technically correct gnURL.

Please report any issues at our bugtracker or the bugs mailinglist (

Read more Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 16:56 ng0

The GNUnet System

Read more Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 14:52 Christian Grothoff

Values of Internet Technologies (VIT) - Announcement and Call for Donations

The Internet Society Switzerland Chapter (ISOC-CH) and the Swiss p≡p Foundation are proud to announce the first workshop out of six around Values of Internet Technologies (VIT). This first workshop will focus on Decentralization. Privacy, trust and security are at stake ‒ in a pure technical sense as well as economically and socially. Decentralization is a significant feature for more agility, justice and resilience in our societies and their digital infrastructure.

We encourage you to participate. Attending the workshop will be free of charge. However, the p≡p Foundation is looking for donations to cover expenses related to the workshop. You can support p≡p here. Any surplus in donations will be used for joint projects between GNUnet e.V. and p≡p Foundation.

The workshop will take place on 25th of January 2018 in Biel/Bienne, hosted by Berner Fachhochschule (BFH). It will be a combination of discussions and hands-on training to privacy, anonymity and security online. Among other invited experts, Christian Grothoff will give a talk about decentralized Internet architecture and its benefits, technologically, politically and for the user. GNUnet e.V. is cooperating closely with the p≡p Foundation in various aspects.

Early registration is recommended:

Further information about the VIT Values of Internet Technologies workshop series can be found here.

Read more Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:36 nk

gnURL 7.56.1-2 released

Today gnURL has been released in version 7.56.1-2.

This is a first rough solution to make gnURL build without a long list of configure switches.
This release fixes
The download is available at the usual place,

Read more Monday, November 27, 2017 - 19:42 ng0

Berlin 2018, Workshop for a Next Generation Internet

To whom it may concern beyond just being affected...

We --an association of secushare and GNUnet hackers-- would like to
invite you after 34C3, to Berlin, to discuss and hack
"Next Generation Internet" technologies. The kind that actually replaces
parts of the existing Internet, not just adds complexity to it...

Start: Friday, 5th of January, 2018
End: Sunday, 7th of January, 2018
Location: Onionspace, Gottschedstraße 4, Aufgang 4, 13357 Berlin

Read more Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 20:49 ng0

gnURL 7.56.1 released

Today gnURL has been released in version 7.56.1.

This merges cURL 7.56.1 from the upstream release into gnURL.
For more info you can read the git log or the generated CHANGELOG file (present in the tarball).

Read more Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 20:25 ng0


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