This program, property of MetaMachine, revolutionized the Internet, being one of the first that combined the then new "peer to peer" (P2P) technology with a usable graphical environment.
Afterwards, there was an open source adaptation that changed the icon of the "donkey" for that of a "mule", generating one of the most important applications of the last decade.
eDonkey2000 was actually the name of the network of servers promoted by MetaMachine. Known also by the ED2K acronym, this network still exists nowadays, being compatible with dozens of programs, among which we will find eMule and eDonkey2000.
MetaMachine signed an agreement with the RIAA in 2006 by means of which eDonkey2000 has stopped being operative.
But if you want to muck around with the program's executable, we offer it to you in a download specially thought for nostalgic users.