discussion on planetpeer
While this may or may not be a bad idea (I think it is a bad idea), it would seem that there is interest in it, further than just some spammers talking about yet another vaporware.
So it would seem that developers are needed, anyone interested is being encouraged to download the developers pack.
I really don't like name emulep3p, seems lame to me, much like that entire project.
Some of the ideas presented in the developers pack are interesting enough. Producing a new client based on a mixture of emule, mute, tor and iip sourcecode. Ideally bringing emule users to anonymous filesharing through the mute network.
Such a mix seems like a bad idea to me, though at least there is no java being involved. Given the early stage of development I really doubt this will ever become little more than vaporware, even though I hope I'm wrong. The sad truth is p2p is just too dangerous and vulnerable. Sooner or later the millions of people who currently use it will wise up, though from the amount of people still using kazaa, it makes me think it will be later, much later.
I do not post this to encourage spamming or a flame war. Just that there are millions of emule users, who might be willing to try such a client if its anonymous networking is optional and the gui is familiar to them. That brings about such things as anonymous chat, website and forums hosting. Adding optional features such as those to emule, might not too bad of an idea if done correctly. I just doubt we'll ever see a working client released, at least at the moment, until there are a group of developers working on it.