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Mike Leaffer

MAY 14,2001 5:03 PACIFIC 08:03 EASTERN

Peer-to-Peer Working Group Reports Progress Due To Open Communication and Teamwork

Speakers from the Aberdeen Group and Deutsche Banc Alex Brown Explain Why Peer-to Peer Computing is Alive and Well at the third P2PWG Meeting in Santa Clara, CA

The Peer-to-Peer Working Group (P2PWG), created for the advancement and interoperability of peer-to-peer computing, announced today that it will be holding its third working group meeting on May 30th and 31st, 2001 at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, California.

The two-day event will be packed with activities ranging from speaker presentations and real-time demos to working group sessions focused on security, firewalls and peer-to-peer glossary.

"The P2PWG event is about meeting new people, sharing best practices in peer computing and determining what the next hot issue will be in P2P," explains Brian Morrow, President of Endeavors Technology and chair of the Peer-to-Peer Working Group. "We're excited to have Andrea Williams Rice, managing director and analyst at Deutsche Banc Alex Brown and Alex Veytsel, research associate and analyst of the Aberdeen Group, here to present their research findings and insight on P2P computing."
Members and non-members are encouraged to attend the third Peer-to-Peer Working Group Demo Showcase and Meeting in Santa Clara, California, May 30th and 31st. Space for presentations is available on a first-come, first served basis. For more information about the event, please visit our web site at http://p2pwg.org/meetings.

About the Peer-to-Peer Working Group
The Peer-to-Peer Working Group (P2PWG) was created to facilitate and accelerate the advancement of peer-to-peer computing and the peer-to-peer community at-large. The purpose of the P2PWG is to develop best practices that enable interoperability among peer-to-peer applications. The P2PWG welcomes all levels of participation. Individuals, students, academics, government organizations, and companies looking to learn more about how to join the peer to peer working group, should visit http://p2pwg.org for information.

P2PWG members include: Alliance Consulting, Applied MetaComputing, Inc., BIAP Systems Inc., Bright Station PLC, CenterSpan Communications Corp., Consilient, Inc., Endeavors Technology, Engenia Software, Inc., Entropia, Inc., Fujitsu PC Corporation, Global Network Computers, GridNode, Inc., Groove Networks, Hewlett Packard, Information Architects, Intel Corporation, Invisible Worlds, J.D. Edwards, Mobular Technologies (formerly known as Science Communications), NetMount, NextPage, Inc., OpenCola, Inc., OpenDesign, Inc., O'Reilly & Associates, Outhink, Inc., PeerGlobal Technologies, Inc., Proksim Software, Inc., Sony, Static Online, Symbiant Group, Texar Corporation 3Path, United Devices and XDegrees, Inc.



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