1832RE: [decentralization] Re: P2P Transparency - making easy connections
- Mar 16, 2001Do you mean trust on a business or technical level, Bill?
> That's the single biggest hurdle to all of this. Determining just
> how much trust is involved. The marketing folks just can't seem to
> keep their greasy fingers out of the data. Witness network solutions
> and verisign abuses.
> "Legitimate" P2P functions are likely to be willing to accept
> existing banking structures. Or at least make extensions to them.
> Unfortunately, the pioneering P2P efforts seem (currently) focused on
> the so-called "sharing" of stuff. Otherwise known as just plain old
> theft of IP (napster, et al).
> Meanwhile we have to see if all this 'free pioneering' will shake out
> enough problems to make the implementation of a credible trust
> structure possible.
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