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Peer to peer

Last updated Mar 30, 2022 Edit Source

In contrast to client-server models, peer-to-peer systems are decentralized networks with no privileged nodes. Each node performs the same roles as any other.

A philosophically pluralistic way of computing that recognizes there isn’t only one correct primary site (see: A Certain Tendency Of The Database Community).

Examples include BitTorrent, blockchains, Rhizome

# Databases


# Values


  1. We should improve and preserve the Web. The Web is a genuine social accomplishment and we should look after it. Don’t let lesser platforms win out.
  2. Devops is oppressive! Many people can’t publish websites or apps because they can’t run servers. Publishing should be accessible to all.
  3. “View source” is critical to an open Web. The more code that users can read, the more code they can review and learn from.
  4. “Modify source” is the p2p Web’s great power. A Web that can be made and remade by its people can better serve their needs and produce a more diverse & exciting world. The Web should be a truly “live” society.
  5. Minimize change, maximize impact. The p2p Web should still be the Web. Make it better, don’t remake it.
  6. Don’t forget resilience. A web based on protocols, not platforms, is a safe web. Don’t put data in silos but have various platforms use the same protocols to interact.