CodeCon is fast approaching

Posted 12 Feb 2002 at 00:13 UTC by Bram Share This

CodeCon, a new conference on p2p and crypto technology, is coming up this weekend, Feb. 15-17, at DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Many new and interesting projects will be demonstrated there.

Projects which will be presented include

  • Peek-A-Booty - a distributed anti-censorship application
  • Invisible IRC Project - secure, anonymous client/server networks
  • Idel - lightweight mobile code for p2p cpu sharing
  • Reptile - a distributed but uniform content exchange mechanism
  • Mnet - a universal shared filestore
  • Alpine - a social discovery mechanism which can handle high churn rates, malicious peers, and limited bandwidth
  • Eikon - an image search engine
  • CryptoMail - encrypted email for all
  • libfreenet - a case study in horrors incomprehensible to the mind of man, and other secure protocol design mistakes
  • BitTorrent - hosting large, popular files cheaply
  • WikiWikiWan - ad-hoc wireless networking

help wanted, posted 12 Feb 2002 at 22:23 UTC by Zooko » (Master)

We're going to be presenting Mnet at CodeCon, and we could use some help.

Mnet is two things: it is a universal file space -- a distributed virtual file system into which you can place and from which you can fetch files, and it is a file-sharing app (like Napster) built on top of the universal file space.

Mnet source is available under the LGPL. It was originally developed for over two years by a for-profit company, Evil Geniuses For A Better Tomorrow, for their product named "Mojo Nation", but the company is spinning it off as a separate open source project, and all of the recent changes have been contributed by independent hackers not associated with the company.

Here's the kind of help we're asking for:

  • Get the software (here's how).
  • Run it, and report to if anything is difficult or confusing about the acquisition-installation-launch process, or if there are bugs when you use it.
  • Play with it. Share (legal) files with your friends.
  • Leave it running so that when we're on stage at CodeCon, and we're demonstrating documents being put into and fetched from that universal virtual file space, your computer will be one of the nodes that make up that universal file space.
  • Watch the CodeCon web cast live from DNA Lounge and see your computer becoming part of a new "Internet operating system"! Whoo-hoo!

Note: Mnet is not a product for non-hacker end users, and it will continue to not be for some time. You might want to play with Mnet because you would be helping out with an open source project, experimenting with some of the new tools that are possible in the Internet era, and maybe thinking of ways you can use Mnet or Mnet-like universal file spaces in your own project. If, on the other hand, you just want to use a file-sharing application then we recommend [ TODO: find a good, end-user ready, open source, non-spyware file sharing app to recomment here ].

65 bucks to get in???, posted 15 Feb 2002 at 09:09 UTC by phr » (Journeyer)

Does that at least include some meals or something like that? Otherwise, it sounds pretty steep.

Find me a conference cheaper than CodeCon, posted 22 Apr 2002 at 19:28 UTC by SIrabbi » (Master)

Pre-registration was $40 for CodeCon. I challenge you to find a three day, heavily technical conference outside of academia that is that inexpensive.

Even the people who came for only one day were quite happy to pay that price.

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