Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, February 14, 2001
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

The Freenet Project
A distributed decentralized information storage and retrieval system

Ian Clarke
Freenet Project
About the talk:
Freenet is a distributed decentralised information storage and retrieval system. It is designed to allow the free distribution of information on the Internet without fear of censorship. To achieve this it provides anonymity to those placing information into Freenet, and those accessing information from Freenet. It is also totally decentralized, nobody is in control of Freenet, not even its creators. This makes is virtually impossible to force the removal of a piece of information from the system. Further, Freenet provides many efficiencies over more conventional means of information distribution such as the World Wide Web through its dynamic caching and mirroring of content. Freenet was originally designed by Ian Clarke and is being implemented by a number of skilled volunteers.

About the speaker:

Ian Clarke is the architect and coordinator of the Freenet project. He holds a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has worked as a consultant for a range of companies including 3Com Corporation and Logica UK (Space division). He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Uprizer, a Santa Monica based company he founded to leverage some of the ideas behind Freenet. Ian originates from Dublin, Ireland.

Contact information:

Ian Clarke
Uprizer Inc
1007 Montana Avenue no. 323
Santa Monica CA 09403