Upside: VA Linux surges, Gnutella hardly invulnerable
Aug 27, 2000, 03:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)
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"...Still, it never pays to underestimate the ingenuity of
the U.S. legal community. This week two news announcements have
raised doubts about the impregnability of the Gnutella
"The first announcement came out on Tuesday when USA Today
published a story about a pending lawsuit against AOL (AOL), a
company indirectly associated with the Gnutella program.
Programmers for the AOL subsidiary Nullsoft, makers of the MP3
player Winamp, produced the original Gnutella program and released
it to the Internet community as free software."
"Although the program was on the Nullsoft site for only a few
hours and AOL has since distanced itself from the program, the AOL
connection provides a convenient poison pill opportunity for
MP3Board.com, a company already being sued by numerous record
labels for its own distribution of MP3 music files."