File sharing software

Jay Nelson <>
Tue May 2 04:07:29 CEST 2006


Everyone seems to be using digital cameras and video cameras.  They are 
emailing the results among family and friends.  A new group of companies 
is providing a file sharing alternative instead of email, that is built 
on peer-to-peer or even bit torrent:

http://money.cnn.com/2006/05/01/technology/business2_launchpad0501/index.htm

This should be a no brainer type application for erlang, except for the 
big install.  I know Joe has talked about setting up a public 
peer-to-peer network for erlang apps.

This brings up the perennial question of the stripped version of 
erlang.  If there was a 1MB install that was a single file or single 
click, it would be an ideal way to set up this sort of distribution network.

Anyone pursuing anything along these lines?

jay




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