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DevShed: An Interview with Kevin A. Burton, the Developer of Apache JetSpeed

Oct 28, 1999, 18:57 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Randy Cosby for this link. ]

"DevShed: Tell us about JetSpeed. What is it, what will it be, and why?"

"In a nutshell Apache JetSpeed is an Open Source Groupware/Messaging/Portal project. I guess you could think of it as Lotus Notes meets Yahoo.

I came up with the idea of JetSpeed while at the last JavaOne. SUN was smart enough to put workstations everywhere. The only problem was that I was disconnected from my home workstation. I wanted JetSpeed to be my central information store. If I had JetSpeed I could have all my e-mail, schedule, tasks and news all in one place in a controlled environment. Currently there are other similar packages but they all have their downsides. None of them work on all Operating Systems and they almost always require a huge client application. All JetSpeed requires is Netscape or Internet Explorer and an Internet connection."

"DevShed: It looks like you are working on this project alone. Are you looking for more talent to help with this project? What kind of help do you need?"

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