"Napster could be used to distribute open source software,
says British Linux kernel programmer Alan Cox, adding his voice to
the current dispute over the technology."
"It follows a row between Napster users and the Linux community
in the US as to whether users of the service are merely following
the ethos of open source. Such suggestions have been vigorously
denied by creator of the Linux operating system Linus Torvalds who
told the Wall Street Journal that Napster should not be used to
distribute pirated music.'
"Other open source experts including Eric Raymond and Larry Wall
also endorse this position."
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