"The hijacking of Shareaza.com is a complex story with many
twists and turns. Here is the story of Shareaza from its open
source GPL roots, to the hostile takeover and where the project is
today, directly from those at the heart of the news--the real
Shareaza community. The fight for Shareaza has only just begun.
"In mid 2002, a lone programmer by the name of Micheal Stokes
released the first version of a Gnutella client he had written,
dubbed 'Shareaza.' Over the next two years Micheal added to his
client and coded in support for the eDonkey 2000 network,
BitTorrent and a rewritten Gnutella-based protocol which he named
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