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O'Reilly's Peer-to-Peer Summit
Has Napster's notorious success helped or hindered the prospects for peer-to-peer computing? Helped, overwhelmingly, says Tim O'Reilly, who hosted a summit on peer-to-peer computing this past Monday, September 18, 2000. The summit brought together people from traditional computing companies like Microsoft, Intel, and IBM, as well as folks from new P2P projects like Gnutella, Freenet, and Jabber. We talked to Tim and Byte.com columnist Jon Udell about the summit and what applications there are for peer-to-peer beyond the popular Napster service.
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