[REBOL] Re: Morpheus - the bitter thruth?
From: robbo1mark:aol at: 6-Mar-2002 11:58
Iam not proposing "open source" here what IAM saying is that any P2P system should be
based on a transparent and open system just like previous examples TCP/IP and SMTP for
email and HTTP/HTML for the world wide web.
If you look at the history of the internet and networking I'll think you'll see that
all proprietary network distribution mechanisms and protocols eventually get routed around
by more OPEN though possibly sometimes technically inferior solutions.
They end up being an irrelevance to what the bulk of people are doing and using and creating
new apps for.
All I was doing was trying to implore RT to avoid the futility of trying to create a
closed P2P system with them as the central hub as I believe such an approach would have
some limited success at best and is more probably "DOOMED" to fail from the start.
AOL Instant Messaging though hugely popular is not a money maker for AOL and is another
example of a proprietary internet service which we are in the process of seeing this
being routed around by the restof the net because of AOL's closed approach
to interoperability. The same applies to Yahoo & MSN
Instant Messaging. the only thing these proprietary systems have done is fragment the
market and now much effort is being poured into finding and establishing an open common
standard for IM and IM interoperability.
The overall system has to be open and transparent - not necessarily the end-point applications.
In a message dated Wed, 6 Mar 2002 11:11:09 AM Eastern Standard Time, "Jason Cunliffe"