Research on the Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language (KQML) is one of the longest ongoing efforts in agent communication language standardization. Recently, the KQML community and the international organization Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) have begun to coalesce lessons learned from the initial agent communication language endeavors. One aspect of this work is the integration of KQML and FIPA agent communication languages that address many of the perceived shortcomings of KQML and the complexity of the FIPA framework. We have developed an initial specification for KQML Lite - a near-term practical effort to provide a practical, reasonable, sharable and useful agent communication language specification and tool set. KQML Lite is not intended to be the final answer on agent communication languages, but rather it attempts to identify one place where commonality could prove useful.