New Year, New Website

Happy New Year 2023! Is a new website a good reason for a blog post? Maybe on a slow news day. But we have not been updating you here for a while, so let’s use the change of year for a recap and update. 2022 Recap 2022 has been a very busy year for us. Our R&D focus has shifted from lower level transport protocols to information-centric networking concerns. This rounds out the overall vision of a human-centric ICN stack.

IETF115: Vessel Container Format and Web Centralization

IETF115 in London was our first change to present some of Interpeer’s work to the IETF community – or, more precisely, to it’s sister organization, the Internet Research Task Force. On the 7th, I was invited to the Decentralized Internet Infrastructure Research Group (DINRG) to recap FOSDEM’s talk on web centralization. This was followed on the 8th in the Information-Centric Networking Research Group (ICNRG), where I spoke about the vessel container format.

Non-Profit Paperwork Signed

Today, at 14:00, I went to the notary to sign the paperwork for incorporating a non-profit organization for the Interpeer Project. If you’ve gone through this process before, you know that after the notary witnessing the signing of the company articles, you then have to create an account in the entity’s name, put the initial money there, prove to the notary that you’ve done so, and only then will they register the entity properly.

Human Rights on the Internet

There is an ongoing discussion on human rights on the Internet on the IRTF HRPC mailing list that I want to express an opinion on. I would also like to stress that this is not an official position of the Interpeer Project. Although we are yet small, there exists already a variety of positions amongst contributors on all kinds of topics. No, this is a purely personal opinion. For context, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) is a sibling to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) that does not get a lot of publicity.