Collaborative Software

Bunch of Wikipedia links ... food for thought.

Collaborative software or groupware is an application software designed to help people involved in a common task to achieve goals. One of the earliest definitions of collaborative software is 'intentional group processes plus software to support them


Collaborative Real-Time Editors

A collaborative editor is a form of collaborative software application that allows several people to edit a computer file using different computers, a practice called collaborative editing.

See NodeJS#EtherpadLite

Apache Wave

Formerly Google, now Apache.

Apache Wave is a software framework for real-time collaborative editing online. Google originally developed it as Google Wave ...

Wave is a web-based computing platform and communications protocol designed to merge key features of communications media such as email, instant messaging, wikis, and social networking.

Communications using the system can be synchronous or asynchronous. Software extensions provide contextual spelling and grammar checking, automated language translation and other features.

Wave is a distributed, near-real-time, rich collaboration platform that allows users to work together in new and exciting ways. Wave allows for flexible modes of communication, blending chat, email and collaborative document editing in to one seamless environment. Wave provides a lively and responsive environment that promotes more fluid and dynamic collaboration between users.

The addition of Robots and Gagets allow the Wave platform to provide intelligence, integration, and customizability to the users experience. - old site

Apache Wave is the project where wave technology is developed at Apache. Wave in a Box (WIAB) is the name of the main product at the moment, which is a server that hosts and federates waves, supports extensive APIs, and provides a rich web client.

This project also includes an implementation of the Wave Federation protocol, to enable federated collaboration systems (such as multiple interoperable Wave In a Box instances).

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Whitepapers about Google Wave Protocol ( some are same as Apache ? ) -

Wave Wiki -

Wave in a Box is delivered as a Java application. Installation comprises installing the server code and (optionally) configuring federation with XMPP ...

It is possible to use Mongo DB to store Waves, instead of a filesystem-based system ...

Federation configuration (optional) ... Openfire Installation

The utility of waves is greatly enhanced if they can be federated in the sense that they are shared between users from different organisations, hosted by different service providers across the Internet. This is accomplished by the Apache Wave federation protocol, a server-to-server network protocol between service providers, supporting low-latency, concurrent updates to conversations ("live typing") and domain authentication.

Google Wave Conversation Model -

Google Wave is a communication and collaboration platform based on hosted conversations, called waves. A wave comprises a set of concurrently editable structured documents and supports real-time sharing between multiple participants ... see [ new link]

A wave provider operates a wave service on one or more networked servers.

The central pieces of the wave service is the wave store, which stores wavelet operations, and the wave server, which resolves wavelet operations by operational transformation and writes and reads wavelet operations to and from the wave store.

Typically, the wave service serves waves to users of the wave provider which connect to the wave service frontend. For the purpose of federation, the wave service shares waves with participants from other providers by communicating with these wave provider's servers.

Copies of wavelets are distributed to all wave providers that have participants in a given wavelet. Copies of a wavelet at a particular provider can either be local or remote.

Other Schemes

These ideas are either parallel to or over overlapping with collaborative software, can't tell which ...

Remote Desktop

See RemoteDesktop

Application Virtualization

Rich Internet Application

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