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I just wanted to point out that the June 24 edit from an anonymous account at is an opinion (rather than fact), inappropriate, and probably off topic as well. I didn't want to go changing things, since I'm just a passer-by, but I did want to bring it to the attention of those who are more involved in maintaining this article than I. (talk) 21:13, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

I'm a bit concerned about possible copyright violations here eg. Please justify this. Aldie 13:12 Feb 20, 2003 (UTC)

I would like have a button and/or section for pre-publish articles, where the user can add information from different webpages. Later, the user can create the article. talk

This is a lack for this Jini article. From where can one obtain information about JINI??. Evidently from Sun and the open community. I would like include this Jini article in the pre-publish feature of JINI.

Later, one can erase part, add comments or introduce original sources. What about an article with bad information about JINI???.

Current Status[edit]

Per this article, Jini is being (has been?) transferred to Apache. A google search for Jini yields very little, and most articles are hype from 99-01. Why has this technology seemingly fallen flat on its face? Should there be any mention of any of this? A decade ago, this was the best thing since sliced bread. Now it's difficult to find any information on it, and I've yet to discover an instance where it has been implemented. I'd add this stuff, but frankly I don't know the answer to any of it.

According to a passing reference at [1], Microsoft's Universal Plug and Play somehow disrupted the plans. (talk) 04:07, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
That brings me to another question. When I read about Jini, I find myself getting two different definitions of it. One is that Jini is another plug-and-play type service for connecting peripherals. Another definition basically says it's a type of SOA. So which is it? I mean, there are parallels between the two, but the applications of each are totally different. One is for everyday users connecting things to their machine and the other is a tool for developers in creating distributed systems. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:00, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
As I understand it, Jini is intended for both hardware and software plug and play, and is being used for both.Robert (talk) 02:19, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm interested in the history and evolution of software engineering. It's just a hobby (i.e., I don't do IT for a living). But someone asked, "Why has this technology seemingly fallen flat on its face?" Answer: because it's obviously just another infosystems gimmick, little more than a bag of buzzwords with no real novelty. Before even finishing the lede, I knew that it was either very recent with a lot of people all excited about it, or long-abandoned and forgotten.

Look through ancient copies of ComputerWorld, InfoWorld, and Datamation; then throw it on the pile with Structured Programming, .NET, Matrix Management, Agile Development, Business AI, self-documenting code, expert systems, ADA, MS Bob, Genie, Compuserve, AOL, neural networks, SaaS, Big Data Analytics, and all the other world-changing BS. I'm tempted to throw in OOP, but that hasn't burned out yet.

Yes, I'm observing all this from the outside, the fool on the hill, but maybe that makes me more objective. And from where I sit (which never changes), the last truly revolutionary software was relational databases, the spreadsheet, the GUI, web browsers, the LAN, Lisp, Linux, and graphics stuff made possible with asskick vector processing hardware, like 3D modeling, mapping, and games. Since then, nothing but incremental development, hokum and hooey.

I call "bollocks" on it. 09:08, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Jini birth[edit]

"Sun introduced Jini on July, 1998. On November from the same year Sun announced that there were some firms already supporting Jini.". This information was stated by José Manuel Estrada from Sun on November 4th, 1998, at Lotus Symposium 8 hosted in Madrid, Spain. As I recall, this July 1998 date was meant for "first released" rather than "started development". -Ignacio Agulló. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:56, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Real world applications[edit]

This article lacks information on real world applications. A web search will find you lots of simple Jini example code but I can't find anything that documents real-world use of Jini in production systems. The JavaSpaces page makes some mention of JavaSpaces (a technology that builds on Jini) being used in the financial and telco industries, but how about plain Jini (without JavaSpaces)? If anyone knows of any such examples please add them in a new section to this article. Robert (talk) 02:25, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

The application notes How to Build J2EE Applications writen by J. Jeffrey Hanson, Chief Architect of Zareus Inc. on 5-1-2002 about Novell (they supported Jini)(copy/paste-quotation): Jini

* Jini 

is an open architecture defining network-centric services. The Jini architecture specifies a way for Java-based, task-driven services to be published on a network and a way for clients to discover and use these services across any type of remote procedure call (RPC) technology such as RMI, CORBA, or SOAP. JavaSpaces

* JavaSpaces 

is a Jini-based service defined by Sun Microsystems. The JavaSpaces model defines persistent object-exchange areas in which remote processes can coordinate their actions and exchange data. In a distributed application, the JavaSpaces technology acts as a bridge between providers and requesters of resources that facilitates the exchange of tasks, requests, and data in the form of Java objects. JavaSpaces technology provides process integrity by empowering developers with the ability to create and store persistent objects. --Cosy-ch (talk) 08:21, 19 February 2019 (UTC)


How does Jini relate to OSGi (if at all)? Does OSGi largely replaced Jini? It seems to service many of the same purposes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:25, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

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Quote: "..which is also the origin of the English word 'genie'" ..wich('genie') has his origin in french (le) génie the genious, the master.

As everybody knows, a huge part of english vocabulary is origin of french. --Cosy-ch (talk) 08:10, 19 February 2019 (UTC)