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Passim Peer to Peer Metadata – F40 Release Party (interesting solution for climate-friendlier fwupd usage)

Change Proposal

Short: fwupd users download small but in total too much metadata over the internet. This is a beginning of something important, and the tech can be used for local updates and a lot more.

A solution for local distribution is needed. IPFS is too slow, Bittorrent is immediately suspicious on many Networks.

Passim is a new protocol for this purpose, users can opt out, it is secure and the metadata is hashed, and the hashes still downloaded over the internet for verification.

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