Project: VLC video streaming implementation of the BitTorrent or equivalent P2P protocol
I'm interested in launching a project for developing a simplified open-source P2P video client based on VLC that runs on Windows, MacOSX and Linux (not necessarily within the official VLC tree, but still under the GNU General Public License) involving strong P2P experts who are already familiar with the VLC technology.
As you may know, just recently BitTorrent announced a new service aiming for streaming video programs over the Internet: http://www.textually.org/tv/archives/2007/10/017574.htm .
This project tries to resemble the same (perhaps with a different technology?), however, in an open source environment. The project would be financially sponsored by a video content provider who requires such a client for its services while having a great interest in leaving the sources open to the public.
The following summarizes the current state of the voting about which offer to accept: