Mare Serenitatis Circumlunar Corporate Republic

The Mare Serenitatis Circumlunar Corporate Republic1 is one waypoint in the greater universe. The Republic and its sister site are ideologically decriminalized worlds that offer text-based asylum to those fleeing the commercialisation, bloat and surveillance of the modern web.

The Republic offers 500MB of free gopherspace and static web hosting to anyone who wants it for any non-commercial purpose. Gopherspace and webspace are managed via sftp or shell. For further details, including instructions on how to request asylum, please visit via gopher, or via the web

What is gopherspace?

Gopher is an internet protocol predating HTTP, which simply serves files from text-based menus. It is most commonly used to serve plain text content. You can say a lot in 500MB of text, sundog! Your content will load quickly and be easily accessible to the visually impaired and people using old, slow computers and networks. The protocol does not support cookies, user agents, referer strings or any analogues of these, so there is almost no scope for tracking.

Sounds great, how do I get there?

It's probably easiest to get started using a gopher-to-web proxy. If you like what you see, you can start trying some of the many native gopher clients.

  1. The hostnames and themes of the universe are based on the novel Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling, you can read a brief backstory here.↩︎︎