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Open P2P: Gene Kan & Mike Clary on Sun's Infrasearch Buy


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"Sun Microsystems announced March 6 that it would acquire Infrasearch, a real-time P2P searching service invented by Gnutella lead developer Gene Kan. With big-time investors such as Marc Andreessen and former Netscape exec Mike Homer, Infrasearch might have the next big crazed Internet IPO. But times have changed, and the prospect of making gazillions in the stock market seems remote at best right now. So being part of Sun and Bill Joy's Project Juxtapose no doubt looks good to Kan. To get a closer look at the acquisition, OpenP2P.com interviewed Kan and Sun VP Mike Clary, who heads Project Juxtapose, or JXTA...." InfraSearch is able to effectively turn all of the computers on a network into a collective brain, if you will, in disseminating the information that is available on each of those computers. And that's something that's really unique when compared to the World Wide Web.

"InfraSearch is able to effectively turn all of the computers on a network into a collective brain, if you will, in disseminating the information that is available on each of those computers. And that's something that's really unique when compared to the World Wide Web."

This article was originally published on Mar 23, 2001
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