New to LibreWeb or the distributed web? Learn about the concepts.
LibreWeb - specifically the LibreWeb Browser - is a fully decentralized, free and 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’ of your content (article, site or blog…). Similar to static website generators like
Jekyll. However, LibreWeb Browser does not require conversion from Markdown to HTML.
The LibreWeb browser allows visitors to easily change and customize their look & feel of the content - similar to e-book readers. See the screenshot on the right.
LibreWeb explicitly does not use Blockchain nor is it based on cryptocurrencies. 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 censorship resistant Internet.
If blockchain technology is needed to solve a specific problem in the future, that is fine.
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.