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We're going to be presenting Mnet at CodeCon, and we could use some help.
Mnet is two things: it is a universal file space -- a distributed virtual file system into which you can place and from which you can fetch files, and it is a file-sharing app (like Napster) built on top of the universal file space.
Mnet source is available under the LGPL. It was originally developed for over two years by a for-profit company, Evil Geniuses For A Better Tomorrow, for their product named "Mojo Nation", but the company is spinning it off as a separate open source project, and all of the recent changes have been contributed by independent hackers not associated with the company.
Here's the kind of help we're asking for:
Note: Mnet is not a product for non-hacker end users, and it will continue to not be for some time. You might want to play with Mnet because you would be helping out with an open source project, experimenting with some of the new tools that are possible in the Internet era, and maybe thinking of ways you can use Mnet or Mnet-like universal file spaces in your own project. If, on the other hand, you just want to use a file-sharing application then we recommend [ TODO: find a good, end-user ready, open source, non-spyware file sharing app to recomment here ].
Does that at least include some meals or something like that? Otherwise, it sounds pretty steep.
Pre-registration was $40 for CodeCon. I challenge you to find a three day, heavily technical conference outside of academia that is that inexpensive.
Even the people who came for only one day were quite happy to pay that price.
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