"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
"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."