SHOUTcast founding father to leave AOL

Steven "Tag" Loomis, who wrote the server software for Internet radio service SHOUTcast (with Nullsoft founders Tom Pepper and Justin Frankel) will be leaving AOL. With Loomis' departure, and the large-scale structural changes taking place at Time Warner's AOL, the future of SHOUTcast becomes uncertain.

Sources at Nullsoft suggest that SHOUTcast will simply go into maintenance mode as daily responsibilities are turned over to Shoutcast developers Faisal Sultan and Neil Radisch.

In a discussion on Winamp's forums, Loomis said, "Thank you for the kind words. It has been a pleasure working on SHOUTcast all these years and I plan to stay in the streaming arena if at all possible. With that said. If anyone is looking for a sharp engineer for their streaming services...I'll be glad to send you my resume."

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