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Wired: Gnutella Development Gnotted

Oct 17, 2000, 23:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)

"The open-source heir apparent to Napster may not survive long enough to claim the crown."

"Conflict from within the open-source family of developers creating Gnutella, and not its current technical difficulties, could be the file-sharing network's downfall."

"Bad code can be fixed," said Rob Johnson, an open-source programmer, "but conflicts and confusion among the coders themselves could stop the protocol that was supposed to be unstoppable."

"Bill Schmidt, the developer of gnuCache, software for connecting to the Gnutella network, thinks that Gnutella in its current form is "useless," and that evangelists have pushed users to adopt the protocol before it is close to being ready."

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