"linuxtrackerIn 2002, Bram Cohen announced a free, open source
project aimed at people who needed a super-cheap way to share large
files online. He called it BitTorrent and today, 7 years on, it is
used for distributing everything from movies to TV shows, from
software to music.
"Among the early adopters of the BitTorrent protocol were
several Linux projects, saving thousands of dollars in bandwidth
costs. In 2005, Linuxtracker started to aggregate these Linux
distributions, and it has been growing steadily over the years,
racking up more than 130,000 unique visitors each month."