The P2PWG was created last year to bring together organizations and companies involved in P2P infrastructure and application development.
"As P2P networks continue to evolve, issues concerning security and copyright protection need to be addressed," said Brian Morrow, chairman of the P2PWG Steering Committee.
At Intel's Fall Developer Forum, Gelsinger said that "we need to initiate, lead, and as an industry come together to put these key components in place, the common protocols, driving the ease of use, addressing very valid issues in the area of security, making sure peer-to-peer environments are robust and scalable." The P2PWG
includes about 20 (mostly small) companies, including Apple Soup, Applied MetaComputing, CenterSpan, Distributed Science, Dotcast, Enfish, Engenia, Entropia, Groove Networks, Life Cycle, Mangosoft, Popular Power, Static, United Devices, and Uprizer.