[REBOL] Re: hmmm... Kazaa or Morpheus
From: jseq:mediaone at: 30-Oct-2001 17:30
Morpheus and Kazaa are differnt clients to the same p2p library writtenn by
http://www.fasttrack.nu/ since the network is the same, you'll find Kazaa
files on Morpheus and vice versa.
Until recently, Fasttrack implemented a serverless protocol so that clients
communicate directly with one another for both searching and downloading.
They recently modified this architecture to be more like Napster or /Express
(central server coordination required) presumably so they could disallow
open source clients.
I thought of another reason why this deal makes sense for Morpheus - they
may be able to distance themselves from Fastrack by providing an alternative
implementation of the network, probably written in REBOL. They would be in
a lot of trouble if Fastrack settles with RIAA first, and somehow cripples
their existing technology stack.