What Is Freenet Classic OpenNet?

September 7th, 2009 | Posted in Anonymity, Blogging, Censorship, Current Events, Encryption, file sharing, Freenet, Internet, Open source, Security, Software, Websites | 2 Comments

I’ve talked about Freenet here occasionally and while I think it’s easy enough to understand I still get occasional questions about just exactly what it is.  That, combined with the recent fork of Freenet Classic OpenNet from the original Freenet 0.5 project has prompted me to create this video that gives a basic overview of what Freenet is and how it operates.

In upcoming videos I’ll be covering how to install and use Freenet Classic OpenNet as well as several Freenet applications.  Frost, creating basic freesites and inserting them with the Freesite Insertion Wizard, Freenet Utility for Queued Inserts and Downloads and using Thingamablog to create flogs (that’s a blog within Freenet).

You can download Freenet Classic OpenNet or FCON from either


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2 Responses to “What Is Freenet Classic OpenNet?”

  1. Never heard of freenet…but that’s a good thing isn’t it? And if that is a legally bought version of Limewire Pro, you could easily argue the legality and it wouldn’t be your fault because you still paid for it.
    .-= sus@heirloom beds´s last blog ..The truth behind the demise of cabinet made furniture pt3 =-.

  2. Freenet has nothing to do with Limewire.  Using limewire you’re not anonymous even a little.  With Freenet Classic OpenNet used properly and care taken concerning the content you insert into the network, you can be 100% anonymous and un-traceable.  Limewire or other bittorrent apps simply can’t do that.