Re: The P in P2P

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From: Dave Winer (
Date: Mon Sep 11 2000 - 09:43:20 PDT

How open source does it have to be? And why?

We have the software you describe, it's called Radio UserLand. It's far more
than you're expecting, actually. Mac and Windows. Easy to use. High powered.
Highly programmable. Lots of source, but not open source.

I'm working on the marketing site this week.

It's a lot of fun!


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Subject: RE: The P in P2P

> > Networking is going to get easy. Napster already showed us how.
> > Don't just put a client on the desktop, put a server there too.
> If only we had some sort of OpenSource project with a cross platform,
> standards compliant, install in 5 minutes, extensible kind of server.
> that would be popular! Wouldn't it?
> Or maybe some techno-company will go to the extreme of usability and
> and extend a common GUI operating system to let you right click a folder
> say 'share this folder'. Dang, that would be easy to use! Wouldn't it?
> MikeD

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