Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gush++: P2P Collaborative Editor

Gush++ is a peer-to-peer collaborative text editor with syntax highlighting, live chat and a flexible saving system. Gush++ was developed with the generous support of an MIT Eloranta Fellowship during summer/fall 2010.

When Gush++ was finished I realized that Peer-to-Peer is bad for a number of reasons:
  • Complexity - It's hard to write P2P applications that work like users expect
  • Horrible Business Model - It's nearly impossible to monetize P2P applications of any kind since the data exchange doesn't hit your servers. P2P is a bad model for getting feedback, iterating quickly, and capturing a large userbase.
  • Security nightmare - self explanatory.

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