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GNS Technical Specification Call for Reviews
We are happy to announce that our GNS specification is currently under review by the Independent Stream Editor (ISE). We have already received feedback from the ISE and made significant, mostly editorial changes to the specification.
We are pleased to announce the release of GNUnet 0.15.0. This is a new major release. It breaks protocol compatibility with the 0.14.x versions. Please be aware that Git master is thus henceforth INCOMPATIBLE with the 0.14.x GNUnet network, and interactions between old and new peers will result in issues. 0.14.x peers will be able to communicate with Git master or 0.14.x peers, but some services - in particular GNS - will not be compatible. The MESSENGER service goes out of experimental to be used by libraries and applications as dependency. It handles decentralized messaging in flexible groups by using the CADET service and messages can be signed with your ego from the IDENTITY service. The service is still in an early stage, so its protocol (currently version 0.1) will likely adapt or change in future releases to some degree. In terms of usability, users should be aware that there are still a number of known open issues in particular with respect to ease of use, but [...]
DISSENS: Decentralized Identities for Self-sovereign End-users
Since mid 2020, a consortium between Taler Systems S.A.,the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Fraunhofer AISEC has been working on bringing privacy-friendly payments using GNU Taler and self-sovereign identity using GNUnet's re:claimID together in an e-commerce framework.
Continuing to "release early / release often", we presentGNUnet 0.14.1. This is a bugfix release for gnunet 0.14.0.
No GSoC projects in 2021
For 2021, GNU has not been selected as a GSoC organization. This also means that GNUnet GSoC projects will not be offered through the GSoC programme. Thanks to all of those interested in our proposed projects and their efforts in preparing proposals, including preliminary discussions with us. If you are still interested in tackling any of the proposed open issues, you are very welcome to do so.