Mozilla-Based Open Source Project Needs Volunteer Programmers
Are you fascinated by open-source and peer-to-peer programming?
Interested in maybe making a splash in how the web itself operates?
Paper Airplane is a new web browser that empowers people to easily create collaborative communities without setting up servers or spending money. It does this by integrating a web server into the browser itself, including tools to create collaborative online communities that are stored on the machine. Web sites are stored locally on a user's machine. A peer network is created between all of the web servers running within the Paper Airplane browsers that are running. This peer network does a variety of things; first, it helps to forward requests to web servers that may be running behind firewalls or NATs, allowing users to host and create collaborative communities on their machines where in the past they would not have been able to due to network filtering. Second, the peer network creates an alternative domain name system to the existing one, allowing users to freely use hundreds of new domain endings, such as .politics, .environment, .love, .name, .crush, .marryme, .laborpolicy, .gay, and more.
Paper Airplane has taken an unusual approach from other open source projects. First, we did over six months of usability testing with almost a hundred mockups to ensure that the system was easy to use. Second, we hired a professional graphic designer (Hoang Dinh at www.lucaspapaya.com) to create a beautiful looking piece of software and brand identity.
The following technologies are being used to build Paper Airplane:
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