The Open Content Network is a collaborative effort to help deliver large, freely-downloadable content using peer-to-peer technology. The network is essentially a huge “virtual web server” that links together thousands of computers for the purpose of helping out over-burdened web sites.
Using various web browser plug-ins, users can download open source and public domain software, movies, and music at incredibly fast speeds from this global, distributed network.
Using a new Peer-to-Peer technology, called the “Content-Addressable Web“, indviduals will be able to help distribute free content by donating their spare bandwidth and disk space to the network.
Note: Contrary to what some articles may say, the OCN is not a file sharing network like Kazaa. Rather, it is a controlled content delivery network for legitimate freely-distributable content.
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