RE: The P in P2P

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Mon Sep 11 2000 - 13:06:15 PDT

On Mon, 11 Sep 2000, S. Mike Dierken wrote:

> > 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. Dang,
> that would be popular! Wouldn't it?
> Or maybe some techno-company will go to the extreme of usability and embrace
> and extend a common GUI operating system to let you right click a folder and
> say 'share this folder'. Dang, that would be easy to use! Wouldn't it?

*comes running in*

Hope I'm not to late. This is where everyone on FoRK jumps in and says
"I have one of those" right.

Then people without one point out that 500 applications like it already
exist for free download, but that noone uses but geeks.

Then we all laugh at the "open source"(tm) part and realize with the
GPL/OSI you're just selling consulting/support anyway, since cut & paste
is not a barrier to the 500 competitors.

Then we post a few artices that point out that P2P = TCP/IP (with the
HTTP firewall hack), and that noone is making money in P2P for said

So why dont we just skip it and read some old bits...

- Adam L. Beberg
  Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
  The Cosm Project - -

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