We've received a lot of peer-to-peer submissions, including the one that follows and this one. Perhaps people will post links to those systems which they think have a decent chance of solving the known problems of p2p networks? PureFiction writes "Given the recent ruling against Napster and the various happenings at the Orielly P2P conference this is a good time to mention a new type of decentralized searching network that can scale linearly and adapt to network conditions. This network is called the ALPINE Network and might be a future alternative to searching networks like Napster and Gnutella while remaining completely decentralized and responsive. You can find an overview of the system as well as a Frequently Asked Questions documents on the site."