Net Responsibility is an internet accountability software for Linux and Mac OS X. It monitors the websites you visit, and sends e-mail reports to one or more accountability partners that you choose. It is completely free, open- source and released under the GNU GPL license.


First you need to install libPoco Either find a precompiled package to install, or download the source and compile it yourself. You need to make sure that you use the 'Complete Edition' (not the 'Basic Edition'). For best results (as of 22-Sep-2018), you should use one of the 1.7.x versions, but not later than 1.7.8p3.

Net Responsibility is designed to follow the regular GNU make-chain. To install the software, open a terminal and run:

cd /path/to/this/file
make install  #As root

On Linux and Mac you'll need GCC and libpcap, while Windows requires MinGW, MSYS and WinPcap to be installed. Note that you'll have to run the commands inside the MSYS-terminal on Windows.

To uninstall Net Responsibility you can run:

make uninstall #As root make clean

More installation instructions can be found in the file INSTALL.

Documentation and contact

All documentation is found on our website:

To get in contact with the developers please visit and read the guidelines.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.


There are several ways to help out with this project and all efforts are highly appreciated! For more information on how you may contribute, please read


Net Responsibility was first developed by Scott Severence. Without his efforts this project would probably not be what it is. His code is found in all versions up to 2.0.2.

This project heavily relies on the Poco C++ Library, found at This library has made the whole journey a lot easier!

Other software with the same purpose, mainly x3watch and Covenant Eyes, have been a big inspiration. If Net Responsibility is not working good enough for you, consider using one of these.