November 17, 2000

Brand Gnu day dawns for P2P

Author: JT Smith

From Red On March 14, an innocuous posting on a popular hackers' Web site ignited a firestorm of
programmer interest. The posting read: "Nullsoft just released an open-source Napster clone.
It does MP3s, movies, and any other format you could want." A few months earlier, the new
program, called Gnutella, would have gone largely unnoticed, but the David-and-Goliath battle
taking place between the recording industry and Napster, a company that develops a program
for swapping MP3 files, made the posting hot news.
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