net2o — reinventing the Internet
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net2o is the attempt to reinvent the Internet. It's free software available under the AGPLv3.


Principal author of net2o is

Get it and try it

net2o is currently under early alpha test. Get it and try it. There are lots of things to do.

What's broken?

What for?

I've a dream: A peer-to-peer network, where services like search engines or social networks aren't offered by big companies, who in turn need to make money by selling the privacy of their users. Where all data is encrypted, so that access is only possible for people who have the key and really are authorized. Which layman can use without cryptic user interfaces. Where the browser is a platform for running useful applications without the mess of Flash and JavaScript. Without the lag of “buffer bloat” and without the speed problems of a protocol not designed to be assisted by hardware.

Richard Stallman on how to fix the surveillance systems

Cory Doctorow on how to destroy surveillance capitalism

What needs to be fixed?

Rendering is done with OpenGL ES, GUI layer is MINOΣ 2.

net2o has been inspired by Open Network Forth from Heinz Schnitter.

What third party technology do we use


The documentation is work in progress. The seven layers of net2o are not equal to the ISO-OSI layers, but this layering provides a familiar starting point:

  1. Physical layer — this is not part of net2o itself.
  2. Topology
  3. Encryption
  4. Flow Control
  5. Commands
  6. Distributed Data
  7. Applications

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