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February 12, 2001
Peer-to-Peer Working Group Elects Brian Morrow of Endeavors Technology
to Chair Group Steering Committee
IRVINE, Calif. & READING, England Endeavors Technology Inc., an open-source, standards-based peer-to-peer software company, today announced that its President and Chief Operating Officer, Brian Morrow, was elected to the top position of chairman of the Group Steering Committee of the Peer-to-Peer Working Group.
Greg Bolcer, Endeavors' chief technology officer, was elected as a member of the Technical Architecture Council.
The Peer-to-Peer Working Group, a consortium for the advancement of infrastructure standards for peer-to-peer computing, held the election at its second meeting on
February 8 in Santa Clara, Calif. The Working Group was created last year as an initiative by Intel to bring together organizations and companies involved in P2P infrastructure and application development. P2P evangelist Bob Knighten acted as founding chairman while the Working Group gained momentum. Under Knighten's leadership, over 40 companies joined or supported the Working Group, four of which have already submitted P2P architecture whitepapers for the group's review.
The first order of business at the Working Group's February 8 meeting was to adopt an organization model similar to other standards groups, and elect chairs and committee
members. In all, candidates filled 13 positions.
Morrow has extensive executive experience in the rapid progress of software businesses. He and CTO Greg Bolcer have been instrumental in the success of Endeavors
Technology's Magi P2P software development and have several speaking engagements lined up at upcoming P2P events. Morrow's duties as chairman of the Working Group
Steering Committee are to ensure that technical sub-committees methodically advance towards identifying and solving common technical issues inherent to P2P computing.
``The Working Group is made up of the finest technical people in the P2P community,'' explained Morrow. ``It is a meeting of minds intent on solving problems. The
Working Group is an independent, self-governing body that will explore and ultimately define the architecture and communication standards for P2P computing. I invite more
companies to join the group in the past to come on board now and help us advance this exciting technology.''
Morrow said P2P computing is too widely thought of by the general business community as something as simplistic as music file swapping and he hopes that the Working
Group can be the conduit to show that P2P opens brand new doors for resource-saving, cost-effective information processing and sharing. He believes P2P is an international
matter and is hoping for more participation in the Working Group from individuals and companies outside North America. More information about the Working Group can
be found at www.p2pwg.org.
More On Magi
Magi peer-to-peer technology enables organizations, groups and individuals to find, share and act upon information anywhere, at any time, by making the power of a Web
server available on any Internet-enabled device. Its open, standards-based application platform incorporates automated e-process agents that enable event-driven, multi-way
communications between servers, PCs, PDAs, Internet-ready phones and embedded chips. The Magi suite of tools grew from research carried out at the University of
California Irvine, partly funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), and integrates Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
technology. A P2P architecture white paper and the P2P Business Summary can be accessed at www.endeavors.com.
About Endeavors Technology
Endeavors Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of mobile computing and network infrastructure vendor Tadpole Technology plc (www.tadpole.com), which has plants
and offices in Irvine and Carlsbad (California), and Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bristol and Reading (U.K.).
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