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In this paper, a "common interests" search engine and a collaboration platform based on P2P networks, called P2People, is presented. The aim of its development is to allow Internet users to form "common interests groups" and provide those group members with new ways to communicate, collaborate and make business together. It is based on JXTA P2P technology; it is open code (Java) and open architecture (modular) programmed. The architecture is structured in Kernel, Services and Graphic User Interface. A basic set of services is included to supply users with information sharing tools over established communication channels. Additionally, a reputation algorithm is developed and integrated into the platform.