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Support for Project JXTA technology continues to grow




Over the last year, Sun Microsystems, Inc. has turned a research project
into a leading peer-to-peer platform, changing the way people work and
use network computing technology. Through the open-source community,
thousands of developers and dozens of universities and companies are
developing and investigating compelling services and applications based
on JXTA that demonstrate the benefits of P2P technology.

JXTA is an open, generalized peer-to-peer platform that allows any
connected device on the network to communicate and collaborate. JXTA can
be applied across multiple platforms including the Java 2 Platform,
Standard Edition (J2SE), Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), C
platform, PERL, Python, Ruby and TINI and accessed by any device on the
network including cell phones, two-way pagers, electronic sensors, PDAs,
desktop computers and servers. It was developed by Sun Microsystems and
released to the community in April 2001.

Through the open-source community,
thousands of developers and dozens of universities and companies are
developing and investigating compelling services and applications based
on JXTA that demonstrate the benefits of P2P technology.

As an open source effort, Project JXTA has benefited greatly from the
significant and numerous contributions of the active JXTA.org community.
Nearly 10,000 registered members of the JXTA.org community actively
contribute to the technology and thousands more are investigating and
working with JXTA.

The Web-based collaborative environment of JXTA.org
provided by CollabNet has been instrumental in bringing the JXTA
community together to work on approximately 80 known JXTA-based
projects.
These projects include: ipeers – artificial intelligence for
P2P networks, Voice-Over P2P and Edutella – a P2P network of 20
universities.

“JXTA P2P technology has provided a great platform to underpin Satella,
our satellite data sharing tool being developed by Science Systems and
Applications, Inc (SSAI), the Code 922 Terrestrial Information Systems
Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the University of
Maryland,” said
Dr. Christopher Justice, Professor of Geography at the University of
Maryland, College Park.

“The Earth Science community is definitely looking for new,
innovative methods for reducing the cost, complexity, and centralization
of its data systems, and JXTA technology provides a strong base for us
to deliver on this promise. The fact that JXTA’s protocols and
implementations are open-source means our product will be able to grow
and evolve as fast as the community does.”

Visit www.jxta.org for more information.

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