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In Defense of Cities (openp2p.com)
Terrorists attacked our centers of finance and governement. Are we too centralized for comfort? Should we take a page from the Net and decentralize our populations? On the contrary, Clay Shirky argues, great cities are the emblems of a decentralized society.

Thinking Beyond Scaling (openp2p.com)
P2P programmers need to get the mantra of scalability "off our backs," writes Simon St. Laurent.

Backlash! (openp2p.com)
The P2P backlash has begun. Two articles published the same day cast doubt on P2P's viability as an industry, a technology, even a good idea. P2P is a sloppy idea, admits Clay Shirky, but a big one, and a very good one. Buzzphrase or not, something is happening here and we call it P2P.

Something's Happening Here (openp2p.com)
People at the O'Reilly P2P conference are telling me something over and over, but I can't quite hear it yet. There's some unspoken thread running underneath their fervent descriptions of their projects, where they believe some peer-to-peer model is critical to success

Joy Announces JXTA (openp2p.com)
Keynoting at the O'Reilly Peer to Peer Conference on Feb. 15, Bill Joy announced Sun's P2P initiative, JXTA (for juxtapose).

P2P Smuggled In Under Cover of Darkness (openp2p.com)
2001 is the year peer-to-peer will make its real appearance in the enterprise, but most of it isn't going to come in the front door. It will be smuggled in, just like PCs were 20 years ago.

A Conversation with Bill Joy (openp2p.com)
Tim O'Reilly talks with Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and inventor of Jini, about P2P, Napster, copyright, and the future of computing

Code + Law: An Interview with Lawrence Lessig (openp2p.com)
Even as court rulings threaten to destroy Napster and MP3.com, Hollywood and publishers are developing software that would let them enforce much broader definitions of copyright, says cyberspace lawyer Lawrence Lessig. Code plus law equals a threat to the development of P2P, and more importantly, an assault on basic public rights. With audio

Tim O'Reilly's Guide to the P2P Conference (openp2p.com)
With more than 90 speakers in three days -- including keynotes, plenaries, technical and business tracks and lightning talks -- the O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference looks a bit overwhelming. To get a handle on the conference, we talked with Tim O'Reilly and asked him to point out a few conference highlights.

The Case Against Micropayments (openp2p.com)
With P2P providing a way to share or sell computer cycles, disk space, and bandwidth, micropayments -- those never-quite-ready-for-prime-time low-value transactions -- seemed prime to make a comeback. Forget about it. Micropayments won't ever work for one simple reason: users hate them.

Peers not Pareto (openp2p.com)
Is P2P Pareto Optimal -- where you can't improve someone's lot without hurting someone else? No, says Clay Shirky, and that's why freeriding is a non-issue.

Remaking the Peer-to-Peer Meme (openp2p.com)
In this essay, Chapter 3 from the upcoming O'Reilly title, Peer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Disruptive Power of Collaborative Networking, Tim O'Reilly presents his thinking about peer-to-peer.

In Praise of Freeloaders (openp2p.com)
Systems like MojoNation promise to fix the "problem" of freeloading. Trouble is, there's no trouble. P2P is not a Tragedy of the Digital Commons, it's a Cornucopia.

What Is P2P ... And What Isn't (openp2p.com)
P2P is not about computers acting as peers, writes Clay Shirky. It's about peers operating on the edge of the Internet, a place where IP addresses are transitory and connectivity is intermittent.

How the Peer-to-Peer Working Group Ought to Be Organized (openp2p.com)
Tim O'Reilly says that Intel squandered the opportunity to kick off a real working group process at its first meeting of the Peer-to-Peer working group.

O'Reilly's Peer-to-Peer Summit (openp2p.com)
Tim O'Reilly and Jon Udell say peer-to-peer is a lot more than Napster.With audio

O'Reilly's Peer-to-Peer Summit Synopsis: Transcript (openp2p.com)
Transcript of Tim O'Reilly and Jon Udell, who say peer-to-peer is a lot more than Napster.

Peer-to-Peer Makes the Internet Interesting Again (openp2p.com)
Andy Oram reports from the Peer-to-peer summit, where people from groups as diverse as IBM and Freenet talked about the technology's potential and limitations.


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P2P: Everything old is new again
"Will P2P turn out to be the push of 2001? At this point, the hype and fanfare surrounding P2P smells an awful lot like the hoopla that surrounded push technology. Perhaps if the pundits ask the users what they want this time around, the end result might be different." [Source: News Forge]

Can peer-to-peer grow up?
Red Herring's sweeping coverage of peer to peer. [Source: Red Herring]

Making Sense Of Networks: "Biological and Economic Network"
This paper provides some background and technical details about how peer-to-peer networks operate, and the vocabulary that is used to describe their properties. [Source: Dr. Eric Bonabeau, Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico]

Query Routing for Web Search Engines: Architecture and Experiments
This paper describes the Q-Pilot automated query routing system for routing end-user query requests to the appropriate topic-specific search engines. [Source: Atsushi Sugiura, NEC Corporation and Oren Etzioni,University of Washington]

ORA P2P: Dimensions of P2P - A Conversation
This is an audio recording from O'Reilly's P2P Conference of a panel made up of the architects doing the most to move peer-to-peer from a collection of ad hoc applications into full-fledged infrastructure: Ian Clarke of Freenet, Ray Ozzie of Groove, Johnny Deep of AIMster, and Gene Kan of InfraSearch. [Source: Dr. Dobb's Technetcast]

Intel Developer Forum Spring 2001 Keynote by Pat Gelsinger
This is a transcript of the Keynote at Intel's Developer Forum Spring 2001 by Intel's Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Pat Gelsinger. Topics discussed include peer-to-peer computing and how Napster and Freenet and Gnutella changed Intel's perspective on the field and the P2P Working Group that Intel started and later lost control of. [Source: Intel]

Discussing P2P
By Richard Koman. This article provides a few notes from the P2P Discussion with Ray Ozzie (Groove), Ian Clark (Freenet), Johnny Deep (AIMster), and Gene Kan (Gnutella). Moderated by Clay Shirky. [Source: O'Reilly Network]

P2P as R&D
By Dale Dougherty, Publisher of the O'Reilly Network. "Right now, anyway, it's too early to be picking winners (unless it's really your job to gaze into a crystal ball). What's going on in the P2P space is research and development into the shape of the Internet. This research is coming from a variety of sectors: well-funded, commercial companies; seat-of-the-pants startups; well-known universities; and distributed, open source projects some of which are no more than proposals on SourceForge." [Source: O'Reilly Network]

Can a peer-to-peer phone network fly?
By John Borland. "A high-profile Internet phone group plans to use a little bit of Napster technology to harness PC networks to make free phone calls. " This article explains the business model for Pulver.com's Free World Dial-up Project. Theoretically, the project enables participants to "borrow" each other's phone lines to create a long distance-enabled peer-to-peer network. [Source: CNET News.com]

The Hidden Cost of P2P
By Todd Spangler. Are peer-to-peer networking's bandwidth-intensive tendencies enough to force ISPs to increase their costs and rethink their business models? Probably not, if the cost of bandwidth keeps decreasing like it has been. But this article explains how some ISPs don't need to be forced into taking advantage of the peer-to-peer networking craze by creating new high-priced "tiers" of service for "high-bandwidth users". [Source: ZDNet: Interactive Week]

Editor Andy Oram on O'Reilly's First Peer-to-Peer Book
By Tara McGoldrick. "Andy Oram, editor of O'Reilly's recently released Peer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies talks with oreilly.com's Tara McGoldrick about his experience working on this cutting-edge book, how the book developed, and the current backlash against P2P." [Source: O'Reilly & Associates]

Does Peer-to-Peer Suck?
By Jon Katz. A detailed review of O'Reilly's Peer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies, complete with reviews of the both the review and the reviewer in the usual Slashdot tradition. [Source: Slashdot]

Two Hours of P2P
These are the slides from a live presentation delivered by Science Fiction writer and OpenCola, Inc. Chief Evangelist Cory Doctorow to the UC Berkeley Haas Graduate School of Business. Doctorow manages to condense the technologies and cultural factors that define "P2P" into easily digestible chunks that anyone can understand. [Source: Cory Doctorow, OpenCola, Inc.]