[Foundation-l] Google Wave and Wikimedia projects

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Fri May 29 23:42:13 UTC 2009

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 7:33 PM, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 10:02 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> > Adding people to a conversation already in progress is cool.  The rest of
> > it...I dunno...what's the point?
> Basically, moving the Internet usage from the client-server model to
> the peer-to-peer model with auxiliary role of servers. In other words,
> decentralization and personalization of Internet; the process very
> different from the centralization and unification [of look and feel]
> processes of last ~10 years.

That's an interesting way to look at it...

While P2P networks still exist, they are still 'Internet underground".
> If Google would be pushing Wave protocol, P2P will become mainstream.

That would be great, but wouldn't it also mean the death of Google and
pretty much any company which relies on web advertising to make money?  How
do you make money off of P2P?  Software and data license fees, I guess, but
is Google really prepared to go to that model?  And in a world where P2P
means easy piracy, is the world ready?

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