Net Deva As a
Personal Networking Layer
for the Internet
At its foundation, the Internet is designed to
connect computers to computers. The World Wide Web soon evolved to easily connect
people to information. Other Internet tools, including email, searchable
directories, chat, instant messaging and groupware emerged to provide needed mechanisms
for sending messages, managing shared documents, and looking up information. While
these tools can help people communicate with people they already know, they aren't very
helpful for building new relationships (for example, sending someone an email message
doesn't ensure getting the person's attention). Net Deva helps Internet users manage
existing relationships and build new relationships. In addition, Net Deva will
enhance information and collaboration tools by adding a fluid and secure, personal
networking layer to the Internet.
Deva will be licensed to individuals and user groups, or hosting organizations
-- including Fortune 1000 corporations, consulting firms, alumni groups, affinity
communities, professional associations, and non-profit organizations. As Net
Deva proliferates and as more organizations deploy it, each Net Deva hosting organization
will have the opportunity to connect with the larger network of Net Deva hosts and users.
This important step will ultimately create a new personal networking layer to the
Internet that will allow users to network across organizational and geographic
boundaries. This same network will also enable Peer to Peer connections directly
between individual users.
As Net Deva becomes the de facto standard for personal networking on
the Internet, Net Deva, Inc. will continue to refine its software's functionality and user
benefits. Importantly, Net Deva, Inc. will not own or manage the growing network of
users and hosts, but will provide technology and support services to it. Once formed, the new network will be owned and
governed by its member hosts and users.