The internet community quite enjoying the destabilizing effects of global connectivity on the status quo, fights any attempt at restriction tooth and nail. Organizing themselves both on- and offline they managed to stop anti-piracy laws like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) or the Protect IP Act (PIPA) from passing. But it wouldn't be the internet community if people weren't working on technological solutions as well. Hackers, engineers and freedom-loving folk are working to create a decentralized, independent network where you can't stop the signal.


The social news site Reddit (“a source for what's new and popular online”) now features a forum (“subreddit”) dedicated to creating a mesh network operating independently of a central supporting infrastructure. Called darknetplan the goal is to create a decentralized alternative to traditional ISP's and details of a solar powered Wikipedia Server/messaging service have already been posted.