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CNET News: Sun: P2P is Alive and Well

Mar 05, 2003, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Sun Microsystems, aiming to demonstrate that its open-source peer-to-peer software is gaining ground, on Tuesday announced a new version and highlighted how customers are using it.

"Sun's Jxta software, introduced with great fanfare nearly two years ago, has been downloaded by more than 1 million users, the company said. Sun also noted that there are 12,700 members of Project Jxta, an open-source development organization led by Sun.

"Originally introduced by Sun chief scientist Bill Joy, Jxta is the communications software that underlies a peer-to-peer network, in which devices communicate directly without the use of a central server to disseminate data..."

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