Community Meetings

The emerging peer-to-peer and web services space can benefit greatly from your participation in a special interest community. Please join us for one of these community meetings during the week of the conference. All community meetings are free and open to the public.

Peer-to-Peer Working Group
Date: Monday, November 5
Time: Meeting: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Washington Ballroom
Meeting Leader: Brian Morrow, Chairman, Peer-to-Peer Working Group

The Peer-to-Peer Working Group includes some 50 leading companies involved in developing of P2P applications and services. The Group's purpose is to promote best-known practices in peer-to-peer computing. Questions of interoperability, security, performance, management, privacy, and many more issues could otherwise stifle innovation. Many of these relate to infrastructure, where no value is gained from proprietary solutions. Best-known practices will promote the ubiquity essential for peer-to-peer success.

At this meeting we will summarize, present and continue the last several months of work on NAT/firewalls and P2P, P2P security, and P2P file services. If you would like to play a part in accelerating P2P innovation, you should attend this meeting. If you are interested and have expertise in the area of interoperability, we are soliciting contributors to a new subgroup: P2P Interoperability.

For more information about the Peer-to-Peer Working Group, visit: www.p2pwg.org


Gnutella Community Meeting
Date: Monday, November 5
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Thomas Boardroom
Meeting Leader: Greg Bildson, Chief Technology Officer, Lime Wire LLC

Gnutella is an open, decentralized, peer-to-peer search system that is widely used for file sharing. The Gnutella protocol is undergoing a rapid transformation under the watchful eyes of the Gnutella Developer Forum. Private and open source initiatives are pushing the growth of powerful metadata capabilities; 100-fold improvements in scalability; and flexible P2P content sharing, distribution, and communication.

We will discuss:

To learn more about the Gnutella Community Meeting, visit www.limewire.com/index.jsp/meeting

Project JXTA Town Hall Meeting
Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Washington Ballroom
Meeting Leader: Juan Carlos Soto, Group Product Marketing Manager & Project JXTA Community Manager, Sun Microsytems, Inc.

Project JXTA is an open source project that started as a research effort at Sun Microsystems, Inc., under the guidance of Bill Joy and Mike Clary. JXTA defines and implements a set of open, generalized peer-to-peer protocols that allow any connected devices on the network--whether cell phones, PDAs, PCs, or servers-to collaborate in a peer-to-peer manner.

The explosion of content on the network and the existence of millions of connected devices have given rise to a multi-dimensional "expanded Web" where content and resources increasingly reside both on the edge of the network and in the "deep web." JXTA technology enables new and innovative network services and applications that give complete access to resources on the expanded Web. In this interactive meeting, representatives from the jxta.org community discuss the vision and key components for Project JXTA as an open source community project.

For more information about the Project JXTA Town Hall Meeting, visit www.jxta.org/project/www/news.html


Freenet Community Meeting
Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Thomas Boardroom
Meeting Leader: Ian Clarke, Coordinator, Freenet Project

Freenet is a large-scale peer-to-peer network that pools the power of member computers around the world to create a massive virtual information store open to anyone to freely publish or view information of all kinds. This community meeting covers the ongoing Freenet development effort, plans for both the short and long term, and legal issues concerning the project.

To learn more about the Freenet Community Meeting, visit: freenet.sourceforge.net