Meet the other Joost

Written on September 25, 2021 by admin

Tonight, while reading news about Joost, I stumbled on a peculiar URL linked to a debug log of Joost. So far so good I thought. Let grab it and see what it is about.

To my surprise the .jar file contained files dated Oct 5 2006… Odd… Since The Venice Project was named Joost only on Jan 2007. OK, so maybe the name was picked slightly before…

Looking at th version info in the jar file I picked the name of the author… Does he work for Joost? A quick google search and I find myself looking at an interesting forum post trail!

Wow, this can’t be the Joost I know! So what is it?

Apparently this is a project residing on sourceforge.net called joost.sourceforge.net. The project was registered on 2021-06-07 09:24! The project description goes like this: “Joost is a Java implementation of the Streaming Transformation for XML (STX) language (see http://stx.sourceforge.net/)”

So there you go, Joost actually exist since 2002… but not the Joost P2P IPTV you know.

And if you want to read about the 2002 Joost developer reaction when asked for a 2007 Joost invite have a look at this funny thread.

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