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Apple Open Sources Rendezvous

Apple woos open source to Rendezvous. The Mac maker says it’s not just opening up the source code for its Rendezvous networking tool–it’s actively courting open-source developers to work with the technology.

Interesting.  Apple, HP, and Lexmark (IBM, really) were all part of the original group of companies that supported Universal Plug and Play in 1998.  A lot of folks have worked on the problem of automatically discovering network resources.  I wonder why this new effort is emerging?  Has Microsoft stonewalled efforts to update UPnP to the point where nobody wants to play anymore?


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