May 19th, 2006, 03:41 AM
blue frog is not dead yet (if you want it)
itīs time to prove the real power of open source + IT communities , with the death of blue frog spammers won a battle, but not the war, maybe defeating them wonīt be easy to acommplish but itīs worth the try
please check this link and try to spread it:
THIS IS A WAR AND WE ARE SOLDIERS
Morpheus in "the matrix"
Blue Frog was a great idea. They showed us that we can bring pain to the spammers. But they could not keep up the pressure. They werent ready for war.
We are software consultants with the knowledge to design the project but insufficient resources to see it to completion. We know how this can be done, but we need help. We believe there are a lot of bright, talented and pissed off people that would like to be involved.
Our approach: An open source Blue Frog replacement based on P2P technology. No centralized reporting server. No website. Any single point of failure could be switched out on the fly. The entire project would exist in P2P-space. No single node becomes more important than the rest. Simply give your spam to the client, and it goes out on the network where it is processed. Control of the client would be through PGP commands sent to each client for coordinated opt-out requests. A voting mechanism will prevent any single node from having control over the network.
The rules of engagement would be the same as Blue Frog. One spam equals one opt-out request. No DDOS. We use bandwidth throttling sufficiently low to not overwhelm the site. It proved effective before. We see no need to change this. All actions will be approved by a steering committee.
It is a complicated project but we think it is doable if we can find the right talent. The first task is to establish a reliable method for the communication of ideas and code between interested individuals. A Sourceforge project under the name Okopipi is pending approval, but we have concerns that it might become the target of DDOS attacks. Suggestions are welcomed.
If you are interested, reply on this forum. If you know of someone that might be, have them reply as well. If you know of a forum were this message might be well received, copy this post there and give them directions here. Keep anonymous. We have seen the enemy and he sells Viagra. Smile
If the good people of this site would allow us to use this forum for initial communications until we find a more permanent home, it would be much appreciated.
Jim & John
The Okopipi Collective
May 19th, 2006, 02:37 PM
This has so much potential ... I've spread that link in three different places where people are likely to be interested!
May 19th, 2006, 04:10 PM
May 19th, 2006, 04:15 PM
There is nothing wrong with your double post mate...............
just the %$$Ģ&)()*^* spammers IMHO
May 26th, 2006, 02:15 PM
May 26th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Beautiful idea. I would love to see it implimented effectively. Pitty my schools net proxy blocks everything thats GOOD >_<
I know your type, you think "I'll just get me a costume, rip off the neighborhood kids". Next thing you know, you've got a jet shaped like a skull with lasers on the front!