Beaker: a decentralized, peer-to-peer web browser that lets you create and fork websites


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/06/opencola-reborn.html


#2

This will never work. How would Comcast control what sites you access? It would be chaos!


#3

So how does this compare to existing systems like Zeronet and the much older Freenet, which are distributed p2p website systems?

uses markdown
document versioning
forking

Oh. So it’s a distributed Git system, then?


#4

What does “forking” mean? Other than what I’m doing to my lasagna right now, that is.


#5

Forking is taking the original data, copying it and creating a new instance that is controlled by you, the forker. This allows you to add new features, make edits, etc - all without affecting the original. It is a new piece of software.

The various alternative versions of Firefox, like Icefox, are examples of this. They use a common base, but have their own developers and features.


#6

it has a range of interesting definitions.


#7

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