INFO VISUALIZATION: There is some fascinating information on peer to peer networks over at CacheLogic.
Some of the findings:
* P2P traffic outweighs web traffic.
* P2P is not in decline.
* BitTorrent takes up 53% of P2P traffic
* eDonkey2000, 24%
* FastTrack, 19%
* Gnutella, only 4%
Be sure to check out this graphic that shows P2P to be 80% of traffic in Asia. 80%! Http hardly registers!
Also in P2P news:
* Read an interview with BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen. (BitTorrent 2 in the works!)
* The EFF lets P2P developers know what they need to do to keep their software legal.
* Voting for a president based on their P2P stance? Here's the skinny:
President Bush’s campaign says Mr. Bush isn’t in favor of banning peer-to-peer technology because it has legitimate uses, though he wants to vigorously enforce copyright law,” says a September 27 Wall Street Journal story headlined Antipiracy Bill Divides Studios and Tech Companies.
John Kerry’s campaign says he also supports copyright law, and a spokesman says that ‘widespread sharing and downloading of music, movies and software undermines the incentives of individuals and companies to create new content’.” Now you know.
My own take on the issue? Bush and Kerry will both be lap dogs to the content industry for the foreseeable future. However, the next time a teenager loses his or her college fund for downloading the theme song to Full House, I think Kerry is compassionate and reasonable enough to reconsider his stance. Like Clinton. But Bush -- Mr. "I don't understand how poor people think", puts consistency above all else, even commonsense.
(mostly via p2p weblog)