Overview: Project JXTA, a research project started by Sun Microsystems, seeks to advance distributed network computing by developing and promoting the use of JTXA technology, a programming language and platform independent Open Source protocol for peer-to-peer networking. JXTA technology is a set of open, generalized peer-to-peer protocols that enable any connected device (cell phone, to PDA, PC to server) on a network to communicate and collaborate. Some key objectives of the project include: promoting communication among applications; developing administrative commands for peers, peer groups, and groups of peers in the spirit of UNIX pipes and shells; making an architectural distinction between core mechanisms and optional policies; supporting multiple platforms and languages and micro-devices to servers; and addressing security from the beginning.
Specifications: Available at: https://jxta.kenai.com/Specifications/Specifications.html
IPR Policy: Not available
Current Status: Active