Open-source P2P projects keep swapping

This CNET article by John Borland includes:

BitTorrent, a file-distribution technology developed in 2002, is widely used to swap copyrighted works such as movies and games. But it's also increasingly used for authorized purposes such as distributing open-source operating system files and was even recently built into Opera Software's Web browser.

I am an active BitTorrent user, all for non-infringing uses, including helping to distribute CD images of Linux as well as other FLOSS such as I have also shared music where the copyright holder has authorized such sharing.