Bowstreet announced the release of Bowstreet Portlet Factory version 5.8, compatible with all portal platforms that adhere to the JSR 168 standard. Bowstreet Portlet Factory version 5.8 enables the rapid creation of JSR 168 compliant portlets. In addition to launching Bowstreet Portlet Factory, the company also formed the Bowstreet JSR 168 validation program. Through this program, Bowstreet Portlet Factory will undergo validation with all program members’ portals. To date, program members include Sun, Plumtree, and IBM. Bowstreet simultaneously released version 5.8 of Portlet Factory for WebSphere, which provides direct, deep integration with IBM’s WebSphere Portal APIs, in addition to integration through JSR 168.