A law-abiding peer-to-peer network for free-software distribution

Arno Bakker, Maarten van Steen, Andrew S. Tanenbaum

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Abstract

The Globe Distribution Network (GDN) is an application for worldwide distribution of freely redistributable software packages. The GDN takes a novel, optimistic approach to stop the illegal distribution of copyrighted and illicit material via the network. Instead of having moderators check the software archives at upload time, illegal content is removed and its uploader's access to the network permanently revoked only when the content is discovered. An important feature of the GDN is that the objects containing the software can run on untrustworthy servers. A first version of the GDN has been implemented and has been running since October 2000 across four European sites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, NCA 2001
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages60-67
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780769514321
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, NCA 2001 - Cambridge, United States
Duration: 8 Oct 200110 Oct 2001

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, NCA 2001
Abbreviated titleNCA 2001
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period8/10/0110/10/01

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    Bakker, A., van Steen, M., & Tanenbaum, A. S. (2001). A law-abiding peer-to-peer network for free-software distribution. In Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, NCA 2001 (pp. 60-67). [962516] Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/NCA.2001.962516