Noteworthy is free software that enables decentralized hub and spoke network topologies that make it easy to collaboratively self-host online services.
There are 3 roles in a Noteworthy network:
- Hub: Proxies encrypted traffic between public internet and a Taproots
- Taproot: A user's primary server (Raspberry Pi / Desktop Computer) in their physical possession.
- Device: A user's personal devices (Laptop, Phone, Tablet, VM etc)
Nodes assume any of the above roles when participating in a Noteworthy network. You can run your own Noteworthy Gateway/Hub for as little as $5/month on a DigitalOcean droplet. If that sounds like something you'd never be able to figure out, don't worry, Noteworthy makes setting up a Hub a push-button experience.
Core to the Noteworthy architecture is the idea that hubs provide inbound public connectivity to an arbitrary number of downstream services. In a Noteworthy network, Hubs act as transparent (blind) TCP and UDP proxies. They proxy encrypted traffic between the public internet and other hubs or Taproots (a device in your physical possession). Think of it as an inbound-only VPN. This means that Gateways and Hubs are not privy to the traffic that they are relaying on your behalf. Because Noteworthy makes it easy to run your own hub and TLS is terminated on a device is your physical possession, Noteworthy enables the best privacy-centric self-hosting solution available to date. Privacy and data ownership are the core of Noteworthy's value proposition.
Ready to try Noteworthy? Head over to the installation instructions.