Many people have been asking us to explain how CarbonCloud works - and to explain what a peer-to-peer (P2P) framework is.
Nuke Goldstein, CTO of The Carbon Project, has one of the best, and probably simplest, explanations - “CarbonCloud uses P2P technology to enable connections directly between users’ computers so they can instantly share location content in a safe and secure environment. With CarbonCloud you can create your own CarbonCloud neighborhoods, then instantly share your notes, digital photos and maps with others through your own distributed network. There is no server or web-site involved; the connected computers is all it takes!”
The picture above gives you an idea of what this means at the "neighborhood" level.
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