Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs donates 0.5 million to "Internet Hardening Fund" 2016/12/16

Vietsch Foundation and NLnet cooperate in internet R&D for research and education 2016/09/28

Third edition of 'Holland Strikes Back' 2016/09/01

RPKI-RTRlib contributes to secure interdomain routing 2016/02/15

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Current Projects

Listed on this page are programs and projects which are - at this moment - working with NLnet funding.

NLnet has a long term commitment to the following programs:
NLnet Labs - lab for Internet infrastructure development
Other running projects:
ARPA2 - Working towards a decentralised global internet that offers security and privacy by design.
ARPA2 Steamworks -

Near-instantaneous controlled configuration settings over any network

CeroWRT - an experimental firmware to push forward the state of the art of edge networks and routers.
Conferences - sponsoring of various conferences
Declarative web service security - Declarative web service security in NixOS
DIME - A new encrypted, end-to-end email protocol
Donations - smaller contributions to various activities
Dowse - Dowse is a smart digital network appliance for home based local area networks.
eduVPN -

Making secure VPN network technology available to everyone

FileSender - FileSender is a secure and private way to share large files with anyone.
getdns -

Deliver DNSSEC as a building block in harsh environments

Global Directories - Distributed contact information discovery mechanism
Hackathons - contributions to various hackathons
Internet of Coins -

Create a decentralized, self-sustaining economy by implementing inter-blockchain connectivity

iuh-openbsc - An open source implementation of 3G
LEAP/Torbirdy - LEAP integration into Torbirdy
Namecoin - Decentralized, censorship resist Internet infrastructure for e.g. DNS and identities
NetAidKit -

The NetAidKit is a pocket size, USB powered router for safer mobile networking.

NOMA - Network Operator Measurement Activity
ODF Autotests - a framework to help users and developers write test documents for ODF software
Parselov - Syntactic analysis of documents and protocol messages based on formal descriptions
Pitchfork - USB device for keys and crypto

Next iteration of the Protocol for SYnchronous Conferencing

Qubes - A reasonably secure operating system
Searsia - Searsia is a protocol and implementation for large scale federated web search.
SecureShare -

A framework for sufficiently safe social interaction.

Serval-LR - SERVAL Long-range WiFi Add-on
Shadow Internet - An alternative communication infrastructure working phone to phone.
SIPproxy64/6bed4 - 0cpm, SIPproxy64, 6bed4, applet, freeswitch RTT
SnabbWall - SnabbWall is a layer-7 network flow detector and firewall application.
SocketHUB -

A polyglot communication server for the decentralized internet

Stratosphere IPS - A behavioral-based free software Intrusion Prevention System.
Stubby -

A DNS stub resolver which will provide DNS Privacy for end users

Swirl - Implementation of PPSPP proposed standard in Erlang
The Commons Conservancy - [The Commons Conservancy]
TLS-KDH - Kerberos-based (mutual) authentication, bound in Elliptic-Curve Diffie-Hellman
Trusted Boot Module - An open hardware trusted boot manager
Uberflow - An Open-Source OpenFlow Controller Implementing the North-Bound Interface
Wireguard - A fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography.


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Deadline June 1st, 2017.

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