The Aglet mobile agent project is under threat from IBM. Development on the project has been slowing down for several months and there are rumours that IBM intend to kill the project off. Rather than see the project die completely Todd Papaioannou has started a petition to release the source to the Aglets framework to the community. Aglets was one of the first Java based mobile agent technologies and has a lot of support from many developers. It suffered a setback when Danny Lange, one of the key developers left to join a rival team. It would be good to see this project opened up since so many of it's rivals are still proprietary, closed-source efforts.
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