CNN: Open source Napster-like product disappears after release

“America Online on Wednesday pulled the plug on Gnutella, an
enhanced Napster clone that barely got out of the gate

“When America Online-owned Nullsoft, the development house that
created the software MP3 player WinAmp, announced that their new
spinoff Gnullsoft would create an open-source Napster-like utility,
music fans and open-source proponents went wild….”

Anne Bentley, a spokesperson for AOL, called Gnutella an
“unauthorized freelance project” and said the Web site had been
taken down. She refused to answer any other questions and wouldn’t
forward questions on to Nullsoft.