We commit to write open source software and to publish the data collected by our software as open data. We wrote and now maintain the neubot software. We actively contribute to MeasurementKit, NetworkMeter, and ooni-probe.
We cooperate with Measurement Lab (which hosts neubot servers and has funded in the past our activities), the OONI project, and Portolan. We organized the NNTools2015 workshop held here at Nexa Center.
Neubot started in 2008 to study network neutrality. That is, the principle that the Internet should treat all packets equally, without any discrimination dependent on the protocol, the application or the source.
The scientific interest for network neutrality was motivated by the desire to understand this key characteristic of the internet that, according to many scholars, is a precondition for an open, generative Internet.
The seminal paper by De Martin and Glorioso described the conceptual architecture of Neubot. The first prototype of the neubot software was written by Mr. Gianluigi Pignatari Ardila. Simone Basso joined the Nexa Center in 2010 and continued the development during his doctorate on network measurements under the supervision of prof. De Martin.
Since 2014 the scope of Neubot (as a project) was expanded to also encompass Internet-censorship measurements activities. This happened during the MORFEO subproject of which the OONI project was also partner.
See quarterly reports on Neubot's blog.