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BW: HP to Release E-speak Source Code to Fuel the Creation of a New Generation of Internet Services

Hewlett-Packard Company today announced it will make the
source code for its e-speak technology freely available to
developers.
HP also announced the formation of its E-speak
Developer’s Program and plans for a Wireless Access Protocol (WAP)
service development kit.”

“HP is providing the technology for creating a new breed of
intelligent services and appliances,” said Rajiv Gupta, general
manager of HP’s Open Services Operations and lead architect of the
e-speak technology. “We aim to make it possible for requests for
services to be automatically brokered, bid and transacted on the
Net.”

“HP will make the e-speak open source code available at
www.e-speak.net on Dec. 8. HP is recruiting other companies and
open source community members dedicated to the open source movement
to participate in the development of the site and management of the
open source code.”


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