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Theme fund: NGI Assure
Start: 2022-08
End: 2023-10
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Spritely (and OCapN)

Enable secure P2P applications with Object Capabilities

OCapN (the Object Capability Network, and featuring CapTP, the Capability Transport Protocol) simplifies building otherwise complicated security-oriented peer to peer systems as a natural extension of ordinary programming patterns. OCapN/CapTP features intentional collaboration amongst networked objects, distributed garbage collection, networked promise pipelining for efficient distributed communication, a peer introduction and consensual resource sharing system, and an abstract networking layer compatible with Tor Onion Services, I2P, libp2p, and even more traditional DNS + TLS.

While multiple implementations exist within Spritely and elsewhere, these are all incompatible. The project will produce specifications, documentation, and test suites to encourage consistency, interoperability, and smooth adoption of the technology.

Run by Jessica Tallon and The Spritely Institute

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This project was funded through the NGI Assure Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 957073.