[unrev-II] Moving beyond the web...

From: Jon Winters (winters@obscurasite.com)
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 13:36:07 PDT

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    In addition to everything else we have been beating about I would like to
    suggest that we consider a move away from a centralized server and a move
    in the direction of "every client is a server too"

    Two other open source projects that I'm using have this model and it is
    very exciting. Gnutella and OpenVerse. The Gnutella site does a good job
    of explaining how it works. (Guntella is an emerging protocol that we
    might want to look at)

    Even if we don't use it the project is interesting to look at. Check the
    "about" info here:

    OpenVerse is another project that combines the client and server:

    It shipps with the server turned off but its easy enough for folks to
    configure and activate.

    Both of theese projects are also developed and maintained by folks who
    have not quit their day jobs. (or in some cases, not old enough to have a
    day job) Gnutella was started by some folks from Nullsoft an AOL owned
    company. None of the original developers are working on the Gnutella

    OpenVerse was started by a dude who read about a fictional online
    environment in a book, Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson. This guy liked the
    idea so much that he set out to develop it and turn science fiction into

    I've finished building my new powerhouse dual processor linux box and I'll
    be launching a couple of OpenVerse rooms soon. (possibly tonight) One of
    them will be an Unrev Lounge to meet and discuss things in a less formal
    environment. I'll let you know when its up and running.


    Jon Winters http://www.obscurasite.com/

    "Everybody loves the GIMP!" http://www.gimp.org/

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