Is Jini Dead? I really don’t think so. I’ve seen how it’s been implemented, in a network of devices. I’ve also seen how it can be used as an enterprise development solution in the ONJava.com P2P Java feature articles by Dave Sag and Robert Flenner.
Also, check out the Discovery ‘01 Jiniathon event at Princeton University (Registration required). I’m sure there will be many applications developed there that can be used.
But with Sun’s announcement of JXTA and the availability UDDI, USB and more, it will be interesting to see how this will all affect Jini and its evolution. Jini does have issues though, especially security or lack thereof. One thing for sure — P2P Java is alive and well.