The main goal of the Elk Framework project is to create an application framework that provides the services needed by a JDF Device or Controller. The framework is implemented in Java and is based on CIP4's open source JDF Java SDK JDFLib-J. A sub-goal of the project is to create a reference implementation of the Elk Framework. The hope is that the reference implementation will be able to serve as a test tool and a starting point for others wishing to implement a JDF enabled system. Don't hesitate to contact the project team if you have any questions or if you want to get invovled in the Elk Framework project.