November 16, 2000

Brand Gnu day for Gnutella

Author: JT Smith

Red Herring features Gnutella: "Gnutella had very peculiar beginnings. After inventing the program, Nullsoft's Justin Frankel and Tom Pepper
were forbidden by the company's corporate parent, America Online, to do any further work on
the project or even to speak to the press about it. So Gnutella's development was then left to a loose
amalgam of programmers from all over the world. It's a model of development that is just as anarchic as
Gnutella's network. But the programmers have one unifying tenet: a steadfast commitment to maintain the
interoperability of all of the different versions of the program."
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