Session

How Gnutella Happened

Gene Kan, Strategist, Project Juxtapose, Sun Microsystems

Track: Technical Track
Date: Thursday, February 15
Time: 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Location: Colonial Room

Gnutella is one of only a few systems which exhibit community involvement leading to its success. Gene Kan will speak about Justin Frankel and Tom Pepper's involvement in relation to Nullsoft's parent company AOL, problems with scalability, inconsistent client software, the future of Gnutella with corporate involvement, and how some current projects are using Gnutella as an uncompensated content source.