Using names to get users…
Looks like another case of someone co-opting a name to get attention for their project.
Gnutella is a well known protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing, Gnutella2 is someone else’s protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing. Maybe this is why trademarks were invented?
‘Gnutella2, or “Mike’s Protocol,” has some interesting properties. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Gnutella, however. It’s a separate protocol that is bootstrapping off of the Gnutella name to do things like get on Slashdot, and everyone here is falling for it.’