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June 17, 2005

Redmond tosses hat into P2P fray

It appears that M$ has decided to get involved in the BitTorrent discussion. Apparently, it is believed that they have been doing research to improve the widely distributed BitTorrent protocol. I have learned to be very leery when M$ attempts to improve an existing protocol. Typically what occurs is the co-opting of standard, which ultimately renders the protocol useless. Well only useful to M$.

Here is what BitTorrent architect, Bram Cohen thinks about these new developments.
Enter Avalanche: P2P filesharing from Microsoft | The Register

Posted by AG at June 17, 2005 4:09 PM