[unrev-II] Sun Microsystems unveiled Peer-to-Peer open-source project: Jxta (pronounced "juxta")

From: John J. Deneen (John.Deneen@InfoTelesys.com)
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 16:40:22 PST

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    Sun Microsystems unveiled Thursday a project designed to undermine
    Microsoft's power and make its own software the center of one of the
    Net's most dynamic new movements.

    The software, called Jxta and pronounced "juxta," is Sun's contribution
    to the much-hyped "peer-to-peer" technology made famous by file-swapping
    programs such as Napster.

    Bill Joy, Sun's chief scientist, announced the Jxta software project
    Thursday at the O'Reilly Peer to Peer conference here, exhorting outside
    programmers to help standardize Jxta as the basic plumbing for building
    new peer-to-peer applications.
    Sun hopes to enlist one of Microsoft's worst foes, the open-source
    community, in the Jxta effort. Jxta will be open-source software,
    meaning that anyone can modify and redistribute the software without
    restriction. The open-source community has challenged not just Microsoft
    but also Sun with successes such as the Linux operating system and the
    Apache Web server.

    Any chance of a CoDIAK opportunity for OHS/DKR-HyperScope technology?
    Any interest in helping me contact Bill Joy or Mike Clary, head of the
    Jxta project, to inquire about the possibilities?

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