Justin Frankel is one of the programmers responsible for the Winamp computer program. He is also associated with Tom Pepper[?] and Gnutella. Frankel dropped out of the University of Utah to form the Nullsoft corporation (1998); which was purchased by AOL (1999), for $86M. Frankel threatened to resign (June 2, 2003) after AOL removed his program Waste from the Nullsoft website.