March 7, 2001

Sun aims at peer-to-peer search with acquisition

Author: JT Smith

CNet reports that Sun Microsystems gave a glimpse into its peer-to-peer
plans by buying a start-up that is building a new kind of search engine. "Sun gave the world an early glimpse of its new "Jxta" (pronounced Jux-ta) program last month,
calling for help from the open-source community. Jxta, although still in the early stages, is
designed to be a standard, open technology platform on which other peer-to-peer services can
run."
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