W3C Steps Up: Wants To Create A Decentralized, Distributed Web System

from the moving-forward dept

We've discussed in the past how the whole Wikileaks response from governments has only helped to expose areas of internet infrastructure that should be decentralized and distributed, but are not. Of course, much of that is now being cleared up. For example, there was plenty of talk -- what with the US government seizing domains and all -- about setting up a distributed web system that bypasses a centralized server (and potential censorship choke point), such that it can't easily be filtered. It appears that this may already be happening and as was just announced, it's being undertaken by the W3C. That ought to add plenty of legitimacy to the concept, which many anti-Wikileaks folks have insisted was merely a geek pipedream.

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 May 2011 @ 7:04pm

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    (and trust me, it's already being worked on by companies like Microsoft, among others. It may seem implausible now, but look at how much technology has advanced in the last thirty years alone).

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