May 12, 2001

Gracenote under pressure

Author: JT Smith

From CNet: "Online music database Gracenote, which once labeled itself a 'grassroots Internet darling,'
got a lesson Friday in the slash-and-burn culture of the Internet after announcing it would
sue a customer intent on moving to an open-source competitor of its song database.

After the Thursday announcement, open-source advocates -- from Linux evangelists to
technophile site Slashdot.org -- inundated the defendant of the suit, CD-burning software maker
Roxio, with letters of support and criticized Gracenote openly."

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