|Developer(s)||zzz, jrandom, others|
|Stable release||1.103b / February 3, 2013)|
|Type||Distributed forum, Anonymity|
|License||Free/Open Source - Multiple licenses Public domain, BSD license, GNU General Public License, MIT license, Artistic License|
Syndie is an open source cross-platform computer application to syndicate (re-publish) data over a variety of anonymous and non-anonymous computer networks. Syndie is a java application and as such can run on any platform on which java is supported; although a swt is required for the gui versions.
Syndie operates in a manner similar to blogs, newsgroups, forums, and other content tools; it allows one or more authors to privately or publically post messages. Messages are pushed and pulled to and from archives, which are in a variety of anonymous and non-anonymous locations. Most archives are http archives hosted inside the i2p network, but there are syndie archives in freenet and the normal internet too. each archive does not control the content stored on it; by default all messages are pushed and pulled by all participants. In this way, every message is backed up by every user, so should one archive go down, the content can be pushed to a different archive then pulled by other users of that archive. This means that even if all of the users and archives delete a message, as long as one person has it and there is one pushable archive, the message will be redistributed to every user. Users have the option to delete locally stored messages after a set time, after the local storage consumes a certain amount of space, or by blacklists of users.
Syndie is primarily a graphical application, based on the Standard Widget Toolkit for java, but it can be run in a CLI (headless) mode.
Each identity is known as a forum, and users can post into their own or different forums. Each user can control their forum; for example, they may wish to run a blog by not permitting other people to start threads, but allowing them to post comments.
Syndie has been in development since 2003 and ties in closely with the I2P project, which is considered a parent project. Following the departure of lead developer jrandom in 2007 work on syndie was paused, however as of 2013 active development has once again resumed.
- I2P - The development of Syndie and I2P currently overlap.
- Anonymous P2P
- Osiris (Serverless Portal System)