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Offline DaBees-Knees

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OpenNap P2P file sharing returns …
« on: November 06, 2009, 03:54:40 am »

The original Napster P2P file sharing service comprised a protocol which let users to move files computer to computer.

Music industry pressure buried it in 2001. But soon after, it was disinterred as a pale facsimile of its former self and is today owned by Best Buy which, after spending $121 million to buy what amounts to little more than a name, is determined to become the first concern to actually make money out of the file sharing app that started it all.

But it’s too late for Napster to become anything more than just another overpriced, understocked download ’service’.

Meanwhile, “OpenNap is a peer-to-peer service server,” explains the Wikipedia.

It’s now being brought back to life as OpenNap 2.0 and is  slated to start development next year. But only if it satisfies the RIAA.

“We feel that it was time to allow sharing but have it setup so that copyrights were protected,” say the developers on the OpenNap revival site.  ”

The current release is under development, says the team going on »»»

We have plans to release this protocol in 2010.  Right now we’re still developing certain aspects of the project.

OpenNap is being developed for the following Operating Systems: POSIX systems: Linux, MAC OSX, UNIX, OpenSolari
Napster Clients

As of 2009, all clones using the original OpenNap protocol have been removed and discontinued.  We’re not supporting the old protocol due to violations of the RIAA.  Any attempt to download the old protocol will result as being non-supported.

We encourage development of new generation clients to use this protocol and to improve upon the work done here.


Original downloads of the OpenNap protcol have been removed and destroyed to comply with the RIAA legal challenge. No attempt will be made to use the original code.

And Oh Yes – “We will if needed shut down this project if it doesn’t satisfy the RIAA requirements.”

"But only if it satisfies the RIAA."

Satisfying the RIAA is a tall order for anyone.  :yes:

Offline Bluey_412

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Re: OpenNap P2P file sharing returns …
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 05:21:43 am »
nothing would 'Satisfy the RIAA'
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But what you think is Urgent is rarely important

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Offline Cobra

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Re: OpenNap P2P file sharing returns …
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 12:24:01 am »
True enough Bluey (other than complete Dictatorial control over what everyone on the planet listens to, when and how), but still, it's a step in a positive direction in one way or another. The more ways available to share files of any type the better, in my opinion.
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