Submitted by: Dark Volcanic @ 01:35 AM | Thursday, August 9, 2007 | (url: http://www.slyck....)
BitTorrent gained prominence in the file-sharing community largely due to its open source nature. What began as an unknown file-sharing client quickly diversified into a vast collection of applications. Developers were able to take the original BitTorrent source code and forge their own creations. The result of this ability includes the development of Azurues, BitComet, Transmission, and of course, uTorrent (micro Torrent).
"There are two issues people need to come to grips with. Developers who produce open source products will often have their product repackaged and redistributed by businesses with malicious intent. They repackage the software with spyware or charge for the product. We often receive phone calls from people who complain they have paid for the BitTorrent client."
1: Bram (the dude that started it) & co go into business selling caching/traffic management type stuff to ISPs to cash in on the largest volume of traffic on the internet today.
2: "The Community" that has been contributing to the development of BT continue on with the last open code and happily continue its development under a different name.
Bittorrent, like any other p2p service, is popular because it's popular. New developments have to maintain compatability with the currently installed base if people are going to use it, so if BramCo's new closed product doesn't do it, people simply won't use it, and that open source continuation will be the standard. If they don't change anything, then there's no big deal.
that's ridiculous, its all because idiots post retarded videos more idiots watch it.
All of it