Betanews schrijft dat er her en der op het internet nieuwe versies van Gnutella verschijnen, dit ondanks het trieste feit dat het Gnutella open source project van Nullsoft al enkele uren na de publieke release door grote baas AOL in de ban werd gedaan:
Despite AOL putting the brakes on Nullsoft's development of Gnutella, the newly created MP3 download tool, new versions of the client have begun to appear on the net. The open-source community has taken control and Gnutella clones are rapidly springing up. According to a new unofficial Gnutella Web site, "In the interest of protecting those involved, it can only be said that these versions are being produced by someone with access to the source code." The Web site provides more information such as tutorials, news, and downloads, and can be found at gnutella.nerdherd.net, or download Gnutella .50c from FileForum.com. [break] Aangezien Gnullsoft de source code van Gnutella nog niet vrij had gegeven moet de source ergens zijn weggelekt. Onderstaande reaktie is afkomstig van een Betanews bezoeker: [/break] If I am correct, the following quote is from the nerdherd Web site: "In the interest of protecting those involved, it can only be said that these versions are being produced by someone with access to the source code." The only way someone got access to source code (I talked to Nullsoft personally and they sure as hell didn't give it out) is because it was leaked. No, it wasn't leaked to everyone, but it WAS leaked to a few people who are continuing development. All Aaron was saying is that someone obtained access to source code and whatever terminology you want to use, the source was not intentionally distributed by Nullsoft and thus was leaked. Aaron said nothing about source being released, he merely metnioned that someone obtained the source and is continuing development.