The number of hosts on the Gnutella network is booming. This started with the effective end of Napster, but has been driven in the last few days by the problems that Morpheus and similar FastTrack-based clients have been experiencing. Lots of interesting conspiracy theories about the problems here, all of which go to emphasise the fact that an open protocol is better than a closed, proprietary one, even when the closed one is technically superior.

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