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The Register: No Joy from P2P vets for Sun's Jxta

Apr 26, 2001, 14:36 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

From the Sun perspective, JXTA is the greatest thing since TCP/IP. From the outside perspective, it pushes the P2P buzzword button nicely. According to this article, from an experienced P2P developer's perspective it mostly elicits an unhappy "Oh my God." And the tech press? They've declared P2P DOA anyhow.

"Announced by Bill Joy at the O'Reilly P2P conference in February, Jxta (pronounced "Juxta") is now live and we're awash with positioning papers, technical documentation and real downloadable code. But the instant reaction from the peer-to-peer community - who've been at this for a little while longer - was cool."

"It's no good for FreeNet, next to no use for MojoNation or Gnutella, and no good for SETI at home," FreeNet developer Adam Langely told us. "It is buzzword compliant, though."

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