New to LibreWeb or the distributed web? Learn about the concepts.
LibreWeb - specifically LibreWeb Browser - is a fully decentralized, open-source, web browser.
Powered by IPFS, it allows you to browse, create and host content on the new, decentralized Internet.
Decentralization comes with many benefits, including but not limited to:
Visit the Project page to learn more about the LibreWeb project.
LibreWeb uses simple Markdown syntax as the ‘source-code’ for your content, article, site or blog … similar to static website generators like
Jekyll. LibreWeb Browser however, does not require conversion from Markdown to HTML.
This is a real user-first approach, allowing anyone to easily change and customize the look & feel of content - just like with e-books.
LibreWeb explicitly does not use Blockchain nor is it based on cryptocurrency. It therefore avoids huge scalability issues and the unnecessary, negative impact upon the environment that’s associated with these technologies. After all, neither is needed to create a fast, decentralized and uncensorable Internet.
LibreWeb is built on top of IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) - a distributed system for storing and accessing files, websites, applications, and data.
The underlying IPFS technology makes it possible to download the same file from many locations, not managed by any single organization.
Learn more about IPFS in the IPFS Whitepaper attached at the bottom of this page.