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Apple invites open source to Rendezvous [ZDNet]

Aug 30, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

ZDNet reports that Apple Computer plans to release it's 'Rendezvous' technology under open source in September. The technique allows 'networked devices to automatically find each other' and Apple hopes that moving the technology to Open Source will propel Rendezvous into more consumer devices. Ian Fried writes . . .

” . . . The technology, which is built into the new version 10.2 of Mac OS X, can be used to simplify network printing, file sharing and other communications tasks. Apple uses Rendezvous in its iChat program to allow people to see a list of other people on their local computer network who they might want to chat with. It has also pledged to add the technology by early next year to iTunes, which will allow Mac owners to stream music files stored on other Macs on the same network . . . ”

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