Dijjer -- free/open BitTorrent alternative -- seeks new maintainer

Ian Clarke, the hacker who created the secure publishing tool FreeNet, is looking for someone to take over his BitTorrent competitor, Dijjer. He writes,

Dijjer is a really cool little piece of software that I initially developed as a skunk works project within Revver back in 2005. It was born of a few key frustrations with BitTorrent.

Due to other commitments, I'm now looking for a talented Java developer to take on the challenge of maintaining and progressing the Dijjer project, and I'm hoping that BoingBoing can help me find such a person :-)

Dijjer is a free (as in speech) P2P app that allows the distribution
of large files to lots of people with little or no bandwidth overhead,
in many regards it solves the same problem as BitTorrent, but with
some key differences, which include:

* Dijjer doesn't need trackers, to publish a file on Dijjer it just
needs to be available on an ordinary web server.

* Dijjer streams downloaded files directly to your web browser, or
your audio or video player, as they are downloaded.

* Dijjer uses "UDP hole-punching" to communicate through firewalls
without any need to manually reconfigure them.

* Dijjer forms one unified P2P network, rather than a separate
network for each file, which allows it to scale up much more quickly.


(Thanks, Ian!)