An October 12 2005 report states that some of Lime Wire's open source contributors have forked the project and called it Frost Wire.Lime Wire was the first file sharing program to support firewall-to-firewall file transfers, a feature introduced in version 4.2, which was released in November 2004. Template: Proseline According to a June 28, 2005, report in The New York Times, Lime Wire LLC was considering ceasing distributing Lime Wire due to the outcome of MGM v. Neither of these events occurred, and as of Template: Today, it is still possible to download Lime Wire and share copyrighted files.Connect to many different torrent search engines as well as Cloud sources to find millions of public domain, creative commons and free downloadable files.See the search results within the app itself - not in the browser.Installers are provided for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.Support for Mac OS 9 and other previous versions was dropped with the release of Lime Wire 4.0.10.Prior to April 2004, the free version of Lime Wire was distributed with a bundled program called Lime Shop (a variant of Top Moxie), which was considered by computer security experts to be spyware.Among other things, Lime Shop monitored online purchases in order to redirect sales commissions to Lime Wire LLC.
Lime Wire offers the sharing of its library through Digital Audio Access Protocol.
Uninstallation of Lime Wire would not remove Lime Shop.
With the removal of all bundled software in Lime Wire 3.9.4 (released on April 20 2004), these objections were addressed.
Template: Infobox software2 Limewire is a peer-to-peer file sharing client for the Java Platform, which uses the Gnutella network to locate and share files.
Released under the GNU General Public License, Limewire is free software.
Being free software, Lime Wire has spawned several forks, including Lion Share, an experimental software development project at Penn State University, and Acquisition, a Mac OS X–based Gnutella client with a proprietary interface.