Recent ÂµTorrent a fost cumparat de catre Bittorrent Inc.
Softul creat de catre Ludvig (Ludde) Strigeus a fost achizitionat datorita interfetei bine puse la punct si a codului solid ce-i sta in spate. Promisiunea facuta de BitTorrent INC. este ca va imbunatati partea de protocol a clientului.
Reactiile din partea comunitatii nu au fost insa pozitive, grija principala fiind acordul semnat de BitTorrent cu Warner Bros. dar si asocierea cu RIAA si MPAA, avatarele negative ale industriei americane de entertainment.
Declaratia facuta pe forumul ÂµTorrent:
This is Bram Cohen, the creator of the BitTorrent protocol, and Ludvig (Ludde) Strigeus, the writer of ÂµTorrent.
Together, we are pleased to announce that BitTorrent, Inc. and ÂµTorrent AB have decided to join forces. BitTorrent has acquired ÂµTorrent as it recognized the merits of ÂµTorrent’s exceptionally well-written codebase and robust user community. Bringing together ÂµTorrent’s efficient implementation and compelling UI with BitTorrent’s expertise in networking protocols will significantly benefit the community with what we envision will be the best BitTorrent client.
What does this mean for the ÂµTorrent community? Not much, at least not at first. The intention is to maintain the website as it is, and keep the forums and community active. Moving forward behind the scenes, we will continue to develop ÂµTorrent and will be using the codebase in other applications, especially ones where a fast, lightweight implementation is more suitable, such as embedded systems on TVs, cell phones, and other non-PC platforms.
The existent ÂµTorrent and BitTorrent communities are immensely valuable to us, which is why we are announcing this here first to make sure you’re all the first to know about the news. The plan is to continue to foster the health and growth of the community that has been critical to the success of ÂµTorrent. Thank you in advance for your support.
Bram and Ludde