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Joost named as defendant in StreamCast lawsuit

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 22 May 2007 19:42 User comments (5)

Joost named as defendant in StreamCast lawsuit Joost has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed a year ago over the technology upon which Skype and Joost are based. Last year, StreamCast Networks accused Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the pair that developed the technology behind the companies Kazaa and Skype, of breaking an agreement to give StreamCast the first right to purchase their FastTrack P2P protocol.
FastTrack was formerly the network which Morpheus' file-sharing application operated on and is also the technology foundation of Skype's voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service. StreamCast claims that the entrepreneurs breached contract by improperly transferring technology rights away from StreamCast.

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5 user comments

123.5.2007 7:15

"StreamCast claims that the entrepreneurs breached contract by improperly transferring technology rights away from StreamCast. "

So they are suing because some of the are making money?

223.5.2007 22:53

Was not this software open source.

324.5.2007 0:52

Originally posted by borhan9:
Was not this software open source.

the hint of money trumps logic.

424.5.2007 10:52

Originally posted by borhan9:
Was not this software open source.
Whether the software IS or ISN'T open source has little to do with it being copyrighted, commercial/paid, or with its licensing.

524.5.2007 10:56

Quote:
Originally posted by borhan9:
Was not this software open source.
Whether the software IS or ISN'T open source has little to do with it being copyrighted, commercial/paid, or with its licensing.
a hint of zippy trumps logic too....

Open source dose not mean one can repackage and resale it without paying for it.

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