Open Source Foundation of Universal Mobile Torrents

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| With the mobile industry migrating towards open source, the development of
| true universal mobile torrents is becoming a mobile security reality. Already
| for specific mobile operating systems WinMobile Torrents and the recently
| introduced SymTorrent platforms are growing in popularity. With Google’s
| Android ushering in yet another open platform a torrent package is sure to
| emerge early for the G-Phone. As cell phones collectively migrate toward open
| source interlinking the operating systems by means of a UMT is only
| inevitable.

Open source values: openness

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| Openness means the simple availability of the resource. All the resource.
| When someone violates openness, the rent is obvious. Users route around it,
| almost automatically, and condemn those who violate the principle.
| This is an essential element in the free competition open source brings with
| it. If Microsoft had the power to stop you from gaining access to Linux
| resources, Linux would not exist.


Will BitTorrent Open Source µTorrent?

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| After the recent announcement by BitTorrent Inc that it has acquired the
| popular, lightweight Windows torrent client, µTorrent, there has been much
| speculation about the company making the source code of µTorrent public.
| [...]
| Why would the company open source µTorrent?
| There are many reasons for them to do so. One of the many
| advantages would be to get it quickly and easily ported to
| other platforms such as OS X and Linux, a task the company
| has promised to get done.

BitTorrent Admin Monitored by US Government, Forced to Dump Linux

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| Sk0t, an ex-administrator of the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker is to have
| his internet connection forcibly monitored by the US Government. If that
| wasn’t bad enough, the monitoring software is Windows based - which means he
| is being forced to ditch Linux - or face being barred from the internet.


Comcast Cuts Off Heavy Internet Users

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| Customers complain bandwidth limits are secret.

Torrentspy Disables Searching For US IPs

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| Torrent indexing site appears to have disabled torrent
| searches for IPs that originate in the United States.

Comcast Throttles BitTorrent Traffic, Seeding Impossible

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| Over the past weeks more and more Comcast users started to notice that their
| BitTorrent transfers were cut off. Most users report a significant decrease
| in download speeds, and even worse, they are unable to seed their downloads.
| A nightmare for people who want to keep up a positive ratio at private
| trackers and for the speed of BitTorrent transfers in general. * *
| [...]
| Last year we had a discussion whether traffic shaping is good or bad, and
| ISPs made it pretty clear that they do not like P2P applications like
| BitTorrent. One of the ISPs that joined our discussions said: “The fact is,
| P2P is (from my point of view) a plague - a cancer, that will consume all the
| bandwidth that I can provide. It’s an insatiable appetite.”, and another one
| stated: “P2P applications can cripple a network, they’re like leaches. Just
| because you pay 49.99 for a 1.5-3.0mbps connection doesn’t mean your entitled
| to use whatever protocols you wish on your ISP’s network without them
| provisioning it to make the network experience good for all users involved.” * * * *