Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs donates 0.5 million to "Internet Hardening Fund" 2016/12/16

Vietsch Foundation and NLnet cooperate in internet R&D for research and education 2016/09/28

Third edition of 'Holland Strikes Back' 2016/09/01

RPKI-RTRlib contributes to secure interdomain routing 2016/02/15

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Current Projects

Listed on this page are programs and projects which are - at this moment - working with NLnet funding.

NLnet has a long term commitment to the following programs:
NLnet Labs - lab for Internet infrastructure development
Other running projects:
ARPA2 - Working towards a decentralised global internet that offers security and privacy by design.
CeroWRT - an experimental firmware to push forward the state of the art of edge networks and routers.
Conferences - sponsoring of various conferences
Donations - smaller contributions to various activities
Dowse - Dowse is a smart digital network appliance for home based local area networks.
eduVPN -

Making secure VPN network technology available to everyone

FileSender - FileSender is a secure and private way to share large files with anyone.
Global Directories - Distributed contact information discovery mechanism
Hackathons - contributions to various hackathons
iuh-openbsc - An open source implementation of 3G
LEAP/Torbirdy - LEAP integration into Torbirdy
NetAidKit -

The NetAidKit is a pocket size, USB powered router for safer mobile networking.

NOMA - Network Operator Measurement Activity
ODF Autotests - a framework to help users and developers write test documents for ODF software
Parselov - Syntactic analysis of documents and protocol messages based on formal descriptions

Next iteration of the Protocol for SYnchronous Conferencing

Qubes - A reasonably secure operating system
Searsia - Searsia is a protocol and implementation for large scale federated web search.
SecureShare -

A framework for sufficiently safe social interaction.

Serval-LR - SERVAL Long-range WiFi Add-on
Shadow Internet - An alternative communication infrastructure working phone to phone.
SIPproxy64/6bed4 - 0cpm, SIPproxy64, 6bed4, applet, freeswitch RTT
SnabbWall - SnabbWall is a layer-7 network flow detector and firewall application.
SocketHUB -

A polyglot communication server for the decentralized internet

Stratosphere IPS - A behavioral-based free software Intrusion Prevention System.
Swirl - Implementation of PPSPP proposed standard in Erlang
The Commons Conservancy - [The Commons Conservancy]
Uberflow - An Open-Source OpenFlow Controller Implementing the North-Bound Interface


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