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The Douglass Browser

We are proud to announce the beta release of the Douglass Decentralized Browser.

The Douglass Decentralized Browser is currently available for a limited number of users. To obtain a link to Download the Douglass Decentralized Browser you will need to Take the Beloved Community Pledge

The Douglass OS and The Douglass Browser are proudly named in Honor of Frederick Douglass - An African American icon who stood for the equality of all peoples and possibility of a better tomorrow. A runaway slave before the Civil War, Douglass became an entrepreneur, advocate for abolition, supporter of women’s suffrage, and bridge between communities. By basing our company on his legacy, we look to bring his sense of hope and determination into the lives of people today.

When using Douglass Applications and services be mindful that you are in alignment with the Beloved Community Pledge and the Beloved Community License BCL

The Beloved Community Pledge

    1. I recognize the humanity of the multitudes who are oppressed, persecuted, incarcerated and in struggle.
    2. I declare that violence, poverty, racism, sexism, incarceration, surveillance, militarism and environmental destruction cannot persist.
    3. I recognize that reparations and atonement are part of a needed healing process for shared humanity.
    4. I pursue a world of freedom, spirituality and fulfillment for all.
    5. I make change through nonviolence and radical love for all people and for our sacred planet.
    6. I commit to the inspired change needed to create a more humanely just and coherent future.
    7. I commit to becoming aware of those forces that seek to undermine the Beloved Community.
    8. I will use (and build) only technology which is aligned with this pledge.

Take the pledge

The Beloved Community License is an Nonviolent Software and Hardware License that has been created out of Love, Peace, and Purpose.

Sojourner

The Douglass Browsers includes Sojourner our Decentralized Messaging service.

To follow other people on Sojourner you will need the invite code below.

douglass.io:8008:@nBOPco3rjKTFrcC/m/zMkn+yU4dRhmG9CAlESdyShcs=.ed25519~CkBHQ6JXjEMRFVaqr3NKqd11URBM31/Td9W0vBPxDGY=

After you have created your users name in Sojourner you will need to use the invite code to join the Sojourner pub. Add this link to your Douglass Browser http://localhost:7777/#/sync

Then clink on the “Join Sojourner Pub” link. Once you have signed up to Sojourner you can follow and post questions to the Douglass and Sojourner channels.

Sojourner is named in Honor of Sojourner Truth.

Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist best-known for her speech on racial inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention. Truth was born into slavery but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. She devoted her life to the abolitionist cause and helped to recruit black troops for the Union Army.

Douglass Browser Features

NO ADS !

INDEPENDENT DECENTRALIZED HOSTING

The Douglass Browser is includes tools for creating and hosting Decentralized websites directly from the browser. The Douglass Browser uses the Ida peer-to-peer network to host your Decentralized website's files, this gives you the ability to share your projects independently wihtout an ISP.

SECRET FILE SHARING

Files published on the Ida network can only be decrypted by people who know the files' secret URL. With the Douglass Browser you can share files privately without ever revealing their content to a third-party hosting service.

VERSIONED URLS

Each change published to an Ida peer-to-peer website is added to its history log and distributed across the network. With the Douglass Browser, you can view a website at any point in its history using built-in versioned URLs like ida://douglass.io+42.

LIVE RELOADING

With builtin tools for live reloading, developing peer-to-peer websites with the Douglass Browser is a breeze. Simply save your work and the Douglass Browser will update the page to reflect your changes.

OFFLINE SYNC

Save a website for offline use, and as soon as you're back online, The Douglass Browser will automatically sync any changes that you missed.

NEW WEB APIS

The Douglass Browser introduces new Web APIs for building peer-to-peer websites and applications with the Ida protocol.

Tubman

Tubman is social content and local commerce platform . Resource exchange is foundational to natural ecosystems and human economies. The Tubman micropayment service fosters the creation of a self-contained commerce and capital ecosystem that is generations ahead of any competitor services.

This integration means that Tubman can actually return value to communities and give them resources to define their own economic destiny with return of value generated via the platform to individuals, groups, and neighborhoods.

When transactions take place within the platform, a portion of the internal transaction fees that are charged are directly deposited into the Neighborhood Asset Pools of those transacting.

The micro payments feature gives members the ability to pay rights holders or supply chain partners in real time. The Tubman Payments API gives developers the ability to integrate Tubman payments into external websites and mobile applications.

Notes

Notes is the Zero Knowledge realtime collaborative editor.

Encryption carried out in your web browser protects the data from the server, the cloud and the NSA.

With Notes you can make quick collaborative documents. When you sign up and log in, you get file upload capability and a CryptDrive where you can organize all of your documents.

You can share access to Notes documents simply by sharing the link. You can also share a link which provides read only access to a Notes allowing you to publicize your collaborative work while still being able to edit it.

You can make simple rich text documents with CKEditor as well as Markdown documents which are rendered in realtime while you type. You can also use the poll app for scheduling events with multiple participants.

When you sign up and log in, your username and password are computed into a secret key using scrypt key derivation function. Neither this key, nor the username and password are ever sent to the server. Instead they are used on the client side to decrypt the content of your CryptDrive, which contains the keys to all pads that you are able to access.

When you share the link to a document, you're sharing the cryptographic key for accessing that document but since the key is in the fragment identifier, it is never directly sent to the server.

Douglass Calls

Easy to Peer to Peer video calls. Create a private room and share the encrypted link.

Douglass Search

The Douglass Platform provides a meta search engine that does not store any information about users and their activities. The Douglass search engine may not offer non logged users personalized results but it doesn't generate a profile about its users. Douglass Search never shares anything with a third party. Douglass search engine results are augmented by content from “Tubman” the Douglass platforms social news service.

  • Search engine that does not store any information about users and their activities
  • Search results are augmented by Tubman social content
  • One of the largest collections of news source on the web
  • Video Search
  • Image Search
  • News Search