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Clatter is a suite of extremely lightweight and standalone libraries, which aims to create common protocols and standards for existing projects to add in secure nearby communication without having to sacrifice their unique approach and use-cases. Clatter draws together many threads of work from different development projects to create a toolkit for local, device-to-device communication, consisting of a set of clear, concise, and well-documented software libraries that will allow anyone to add secure device-to-device networking ot their own projects. Specifically, secure and portable reference implementations will be created for four technical components: libcommotion, the Mesh Datagram Protocol (MDP), the Mesh Streaming Protocol (MSP), and Rhizome.

Funding to date

$90 000
9 months
Total funding: 
$90 000
Core issues: 
Access to the Internet Privacy enhancement Security from danger or threat online
Current project status
  • Just an Idea (Pre-alpha)
  • It Exists! (Alpha/Beta)
  • It's basically done. (Release)
  • People Use It. (Production)
We wrote about it
Technology development
General public
Advocacy groups/NGOs
Addressed problems
Technical attacks against government critics, journalists, and/or human rights organizations (Cyberattacks)
Localized or nationwide communications shut down or throttling (Blackouts)
Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication
Technology focus
Wireless Communication
Hardware/Embedded device(s)

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