What is the OFFSystem ?
OFF, or the Owner-Free Filesystem is a distributed filesystem in which everything is stored in reference to randomized data blocks, as opposed to a 1:1 copy of the original data being inserted. The creators of the Owner-Free Filesystem have coined a new term to define the network: A brightnet. Nobody shares any copyrighted files, and therefore nobody needs to hide away.
OFF is based on this simple mathematical property, and demonstrates that certain content can be directly stored against the same blocks that initially stored other completely unrelated data.
There is only one way to retrieve any data stored on the OFFSystem, which is the creation of a URL. This special URL contains instructions on how to re-assemble a particular stored file in the system. Typically, URLs are created upon insertion into the system. With special configuration, it is also possible to allow files to be automatically re-assembled and passed through HTTP to the user's browser, without even having to download the OFFSystem client. In addition, one can create OFF directories with a list of multiple URLs, for convinent cataloging of content.
The privacy settings for a URL can be configured in OFF. In other words, you may choose to store content within the system which is only accessible to designated parties. You may do so by flagging a URL as private, thus preventing the propogation of that particular URL through the system.
OFFSYSTEM: Owner Free File System
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