Overview: What is RE/PLayer?

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The Internet beyond servers. Direct payment for content from consumers to producers. Free or even negative cost network access. Integrated, unbreakably encrypted data, voice, and video content delivered everywhere you are. A network design that increases bandwidth with every new node, instead of splitting it. How will RE/PLayer routing software make this possible? Read on…

Knight News Challenge: What will you have changed by the end of the project?

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“I have a dream for the Web [in which computers] become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web – the content, links, and transactions between people and computers. A ‘Semantic Web’, which should make this possible, has yet to emerge, but when it does, the day-to-day mechanisms of trade, bureaucracy and our daily […]

Knight News Challenge: How is your idea new?

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RE/PLayer takes various visions of the future of the Internet and combines them in a practical piece of open-source software built on proven open-source projects. The novelty of the approach is a new model for what the Internet really is and could be that makes RE/PLayer a new idea. Today we tend to think of […]

Knight News Challenge: What unmet need does your proposal answer?

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RE/PLayer aims at solving several discrete sustainability problems with today’s Internet. One sustainability problem our network is facing right now is the shortage of IPv4 addresses. We are projected to run out of new IP numbers in mid-2011. Though careful rationing of addresses provides a temporary solution, every ISP in the world is going to […]

Knight News Challenge: How will your project improve the delivery of news and information to geographic communities?

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RE/PLayer is a routing technology built for robust third-generation IPv6 networks, but it isn’t just a router. The software has two prinicipal areas of focus: first, providing an open-source plugin architecture for social networking and cloud applications, giving immediate benefits to users upon installation. Connecting those RE/PLayer applications over the network creates the Semantic Web. […]

Knight News Challenge: Describe your project

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The Knight News Challenge funds open-source projects that help local communities get access to information. RE/PLayer is a sustainable economic model for distributing information that attacks the digital divide and directs money spent on Internet access directly back to content producers. Read the preliminary proposal here.