Re: XParc's Report on Gnutella

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From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 20:55:10 PDT

Well you guys should check it out! It attempts to solve the problem via
a virtual economy. Makes sense to me- you've got scarcity in systems
like Gnutella- whether that be bandwidth, cpu cycles for search processes,
storage, etc. You just need a way to have it all "balance"- and a market
can try to do that. Go read their site for 5 minutes when you get a

If everything from Freenet to Gnutella is going to end up collapsing after
6 months due to freeloading, then this type of solution may be the only

Tom Whore wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Brian Atkins wrote:
> --]Would you agree that Mojonation seems to be the only service so far to
> --]come up with some plan to prevent this?
> --]
> Thats one thang i havent yet cruised on heavily. I read the specs a few
> months back and hen got mostly wrapped up in the freenet/gnutella/web
> front end/marriage thing.
> Urls and reviews qill be greatly appreciated.
> "You might hear some one else singing
> this very same song
> Icant slap on nasty handcuffs
> or scream like a laywer WRONG WRONG WRONG
> Cause even when the copyrigths are fixed
> the genuine thief has a bottomless bag of tricks
> I was born blank baby
> and the world is here to fill my head
> I was born a blank baby
> but the world would rather see me dead" Presidents of the UNited states
> (from the album "freaked out and small"..newly dled)
> [---===tomwhore@ [] [] []]
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Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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