We federate to keep things moving, recognizing value in the past, but not locked to it.
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Tahoe-LAFS least authority file system creates privacy in a distributed world.
Perils of Plagiarism advice to students defines stealing words from others. Are we different? I think so.
Massively Distributed Authorship of academic papers. Submitted to CHI 2012.
SyncTap reliable connections established by synchronized physical events, like Bump.
Whitepaper searches merged publication databases.
Lockdown is a post by Marco Arment (Instapaper) explaining the forces threatening the open network.
Nitrogen distributed authentication and messaging for devices by Tim Park.
TogetherJS from Mozilla adds live cursor and keystroke sharing and other webRTC features to existing pages.
Redecentralize assembles a list of alternative internet projects and interviews their proponents.
Named Data Networking alternative network architecture. A version of PARC CCNx.