Freenet has hired another developer. Tavin Cole will be working on the project for two months and be paid $2500. This is the second developer hired by the project under a similar deal, the first being Oskar Sandberg. The money will be used to cover their living expenses and comes from generous
donations made to the Freenet website.
Freenet, currently on release 0.3.9.2, is gearing up for the first major revision of the software in over a year (although there have been minor releases every few weeks). 0.4 will bring enhancements to almost all aspects of Freenet, from ease of use, ease of client development, resource consumption, security, and, of course, speed. Freenet 0.4 is currently being actively developed and is nearing its first pre-release.