lugdunummaster, on 18 July 2008 - 07:10 AM, said:
90% of online servers are fake servers, payed by antip2p companies to push fakes, and viruses that are able to use contaminated PC to send DDOS attacks to 'genuine servers'
You cannot fight against them, really.
You cannot find enough Gigabit links able to receive more than xx millions packets per second on one machine.
Forget about servers and use Kad.
But the premise is wrong: the existence of such an anti-P2P war where maliciously operated eserver machines are used as a tool to pollute the network, is orthogonal to the debate on the merit of open-sourcing the eserver code. This is so because eserver can be used for tasks which would not be a matter of interest to RIAA/BREIN/SGAE; but if we don't have eserver, we cannot use it for those other projects. Therefore the net result is that we just loose a really advanced P2P tool.
If you had said that releasing eserver's source code would jeopardize the ed2k network as it is now, I would understand not releasing it.
If you had said that it is your code and therefore your work, and that you just don't want to give it away for free, I would understand too.
But the reason stated for not opensourcing eserver, i.e. your declaration of defeat for server software in the P2P wars, I just cannot make sense of (whether such alleged "defeat" has happened or not).