Posted on June 8, 2010 in Anomos by Rich 3 Comments »

Good news!

We’ve added another member to Team Anomos! Everybody raise a glass to Namespace, a wonderful Kraut who will be assisting us. This also means that I have to announce the project that Namespace will be working on..

As some of you might have noticed, the largest barrier for Anomos adoption has been the availability of anonymous torrents. Namespace is helping us solve that issue by working on web software which can accept uploaded torrents and search the database. The code is forked from an Erlang project called Chaosbay (written by Astro at the Chaos Communication Congress, which we were at!) and it is available in git here: Anonbay Git. We’re calling it ‘Anonbay’ and it’s available under the AGPL.

In other news, we’ve started a mailing list to discuss Anomos development. You are invited to join the new anomos-dev mailing list ( anomos-dev), where we will discuss the next generation of features for the Anomos indexer, tracker and client. Together, we can create the future of anonymous publishing and content distribution!

We are particularly interested in finding and fixing bugs in the cross-platform Anomos client, improving the packagings for Windows, OSX and Linux, adding Anomos support to already existing clients/trackers (FYI: Anomos support was the second most requested feature for uTorrent (behind Linux support) with over 1000 votes! Results here ), improving the scalability of the tracker (either by improvements of language ports), as well as extensions to the Anomos protocol to add new features such as dynamic content, chat and search.

So, if you are interested in development or discussion of anonymous peer to peer publishing systems, please join the anomos-dev mailing list here.

Please introduce yourself to the group and say what you are interested in and what you would like to work on. Also, if you have any friends who are talented, motivated coders in python or erlang (or any other language, for that matter), who are interested in privacy/p2p, please invite them to join this list! Feel free to forward this to any other lists you think might be interested too.

We are going to be working very hard on Anomos in the next few weeks to (hopefully) produce a major release for the HOPE conference in NYC in July. We’d really like your help with development and testing, so please join the list and give us feedback!

I think that’s all,
Rich!