Peer-to-Peer : Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies

Peer-to-Peer : Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies

The time period "peer-to-peer" has become utilized to networks that count on finish clients to give a contribution their very own documents, computing time, or different assets to a couple shared venture. much more fascinating than the structures' technical underpinnings are their socially disruptive power: in numerous methods they go back content material, selection, and regulate to traditional users.While this ebook is generally in regards to the technical promise of peer-to-peer, we additionally discuss its interesting social promise. groups were forming on the web for a very long time, yet they've been restricted via the flat interactive features of e-mail and community newsgroups. humans can trade suggestions and ideas over those media, yet have nice hassle commenting on every one other's postings, structuring info, acting searches, or developing summaries. If instruments supplied how you can arrange details intelligently, and if all people may possibly serve up his or her personal information and retrieve others' information, the probabilities for collaboration could take off. Peer-to-peer applied sciences in addition to metadata may perhaps increase nearly any staff of people that proportion an interest--technical, cultural, political, scientific, you identify it.This e-book provides the ambitions that force the builders of the best-known peer-to-peer platforms, the issues they have confronted, and the technical options they have came upon. examine the following the necessities of peer-to-peer from leaders of the field:

  • Nelson Minar and Marc Hedlund of target="new">Popular Power, on a heritage of peer-to-peer
  • Clay Shirky of acceleratorgroup, on the place peer-to-peer is probably going to be headed
  • Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly & Associates, on redefining the public's perceptions
  • Dan Bricklin, cocreator of Visicalc, on harvesting info from end-users
  • David Anderson of SETI@home, on how SETI@Home created the world's greatest computer
  • Jeremie Miller of Jabber, on the web as a set of conversations
  • Gene Kan of Gnutella and, on classes from Gnutella for peer-to-peer technologies
  • Adam Langley of Freenet, on Freenet's current and upcoming architecture
  • Alan Brown of purple Rover, on a intentionally low-tech content material distribution system
  • Marc Waldman, Lorrie Cranor, and Avi Rubin of AT&T Labs, at the Publius undertaking and belief in dispensed systems
  • Roger Dingledine, Michael J. Freedman, andDavid Molnar of Free Haven, on source allocation and responsibility in allotted systems
  • Rael Dornfest of O'Reilly Network and Dan Brickley of ILRT/RDF internet, on metadata
  • Theodore Hong of Freenet, on performance
  • Richard Lethin of Reputation Technologies, on how attractiveness could be equipped online
  • Jon Udell ofBYTE and Nimisha Asthagiri andWalter Tuvell of Groove Networks, on security
  • Brandon Wiley of Freenet, on gateways among peer-to-peer systems

You'll locate info at the most modern and maximum structures in addition to upcoming efforts during this book.

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