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EuropeMedia: iCommune 'The Sequel' Released on Open-Source Site

Apr 21, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"James Speth, the Mac software developer who incurred the wrath of Apple after turning the company’s iTunes jukebox into a file-sharing system, has released a new version of his iCommune application that no longer uses any of Apple’s original code.

"iTunes is a jukebox program developed by Apple that allows users to create personal MP3 libraries on their computer and to download these to portable MP3 players. According to News.com, Speth originally created iCommune in order to allow his iTunes library to talk to a Linux-based machine that was connected to his stereo. The program also had the effect of allowing iTunes users to open up their personal music libraries to others that they had allowed to access their playlists..."

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