Tribler is a research project of the Delft University of Technology.
Tribler was created over nine years ago as a new open source Peer-to-Peer file sharing program. During this time over one million users have installed it successfully and three generations of Ph.D. students tested their algorithms in the real world.
Tribler is the first client that continuously improves upon the aging BitTorrent protocol from 2001 and addresses its flaws. We expanded it with, amongst others, streaming from magnet links, a keyword search for content, channels, and reputation-management. All these features are implemented in a completely distributed manner, not relying on any centralized component. Still, Tribler manages to remain fully backward compatible with BitTorrent.
Work on Tribler has been supported by multiple Internet research European grants. In total, we received 3,538,609 euros in funding for our open source self-organizing systems research.
Roughly 10 to 15 scientists and engineers work on it full-time. Our ambition is to make darknet technology, security, and privacy the default for all Internet users. As of 2017, we have received code from 56 contributors and 146.003 lines of code.
Project Repository for Tribler
GitHub : github.com/Tribler/tribler
Wiki : github.com/Tribler/tribler/wiki
Official WebSite : tribler.org
Statistics : statistics.tribler.org
📃 Vision & Mission of Tribler
“Push the boundaries of self-organizing systems, robust reputation systems, and craft collaborative systems with millions of active participants under continuous attack from spammers and other adversarial entities.”