|Developer(s)||University of Washington|
|Initial release||(v0.6.0) 2009|
|Stable release||0.7.5 (May 23, 2011)|
|Operating system||Linux, OS X, Windows|
|License||GNU General Public License|
OneSwarm is a privacy-preserving P2P client developed at the University of Washington. Although backward compatible with traditional BitTorrent clients, OneSwarm also includes new features designed to protect user privacy when sharing data among friends through creating a distributed darknet, so-called friend-to-friend sharing.
A separate Friends server codebase was developed in early 2009 to allow users to keep track of each other. So far very few Friends servers have been deployed by those involved with the technology.
Features of OneSwarm beyond the privacy aspects of the product: file search, sharing permissions, web UI with streaming, real-time transcoding, and remote access.
OneSwarm's graphical user interface supports real-time transcoding of several video and audio formats. It is web-based and can perform in-browser playback, thus making it easier for casual users to adapt.
- Official website
- OneSwarm friend-to-friend P2P likely to irk Big Content, ISPs, ars technica (2009)
- OneSwarm network improves file-sharing control, anonymity, beta news (2009)
- (in French) French OneSwarm community : Darkswarm
- (in French) French OneSwarm community : F2F-Fr
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