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A development path has been presented for the near future. Due to the
nature of our problem no hard evidence can be presented to prove the success of such a system.
The main goals mentioned, namely interoperability and extensibility, are the key of the
suggested system and should always be followed, however. This practice is already common in
established fields of computer science and application development. It is widely accepted
that such goals are the principles of engineering. The lack of it therefore shows
the infancy p2p and metadata are in.
When these guidelines are followed the rapidly spreading p2p networks will not only remain
as searchable as they are. They can become the key to narrowing the gap between
local and networked resources.