FurthurNet is to be used only for the sharing of legal-live music from our approved band list. Any musician that allows the non-commercial taping and trading of their live performances are allowed on the Furthur Network. This would include bands like the Grateful Dead, Phish, String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh and Friends, Dave Matthews Band and many other up and coming and other well known bands. No Commercial gain will be sought by this Network, either through advertising, offering digital files for download or by any other means. All participants in this digital exchange acknowledge and respect the copyrights of the performers, writers and publishers of the music.
Second, The Furthur Network is a purely a volunteer project which utilizes open source code freely available at sourceforge.com. As long as "kind folks" continue to jump on the bus, the Furthur Network will never go away, because there are no significant costs involved with continuing.
Third, the Furthur Network and the application, "FurthurNet" is not FTP or an FTP replacement. FTP speeds are just not possible with FurthurNet due to it's inherent design and resource usage. The speed in which you download at depends on a couple of different factors.