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From Michael McGrady <mmcgr...@topiatechnology.com>
Subject Re: Split JavaSpaces and JINI
Date Sun, 21 Dec 2008 07:36:24 GMT
i forgot that sun as involved in RFC-2165.  DOH!

Cheers,

Mike

On Dec 20, 2008, at 11:11 PM, Niclas Hedhman wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Michael McGrady
> <mmcgrady@topiatechnology.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Dec 20, 2008, at 8:12 PM, Niclas Hedhman wrote:
>>>
>>> Go read RFC-2165 and all the related ones. Then come back and say  
>>> that
>>> IETF is not concerned with Service Lookup. It is a different topic
>>> whether Jini should now use SLP or not, but AFAIU SLP wasn't around
>>> when the Jini team started out...
>>
>> The first public notice of JINI was by NYT reporter John Markoff in  
>> 1999 and
>> SLA version RFC-2165 was in 1997.  At any rate, due to the nature  
>> of the
>> IEtrF Sun certainly could have created SLA for JINI with minimal  
>> difficulty
>> for IEtF whenever it wanted to.  You and I could have, if you and I  
>> had a
>> corporation and a collaboration.
>
> At first one would yell "NIH syndrome", but then Sun Microsystem was
> part of the RFC-2165 authors, so...
>
> But I agree, that Jini could have changed to SLP at some point in
> time, and I have no answer why it didn't happen. I suspect it was a
> matter of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it..."
>
>
>
> Cheers
> Niclas

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