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[ba-ohs-talk] Co-authoring [was: Learning Groove]

Henry K van Eyken wrote:    (01)

> Thanks, Mark.
> Also http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-07-2001/jw-0713-iw-ptop_p.html
> which contains some caveats about privacy issues with Groove.
> The assumption that all parties have the same underlying platform is a slap
> in the users' faces. But then, I also understand that a considerable amount
> of MS money has gone into Groove. As they say, "He who pays the piper ...."
> Maybe, from his contacts,  John can answer the question about how well
> Groove functions with W4L, the cheaper version of VMLinux. (I assume there
> is an equivalent for these types of "emulators" for Mac's OS in which case a
> similar question must be asked.)
> The obvious answer to my initial question about whether someone is working
> on an alternative  is, of course, the OHS, but it would be nice to have
> something pending its arrival. For an operation ike Fleabyte it would be
> nice to have an efficient, nofuss, no muss tool for co-authoring - actually,
> ithere is a growing need for it at this point.    (02)

Henry,    (03)

Would you be willing to cut and paste from the OHS requirements
document (making additions as necessary) to create a rough set
of requirements for what you see as a co-authoring tool? I'm
assuming the requirements have some sort of Venn overlap with
a HyperScope, OHS, or some other published set of concepts, but
perhaps it's a smaller-enough subset that we could work on it.
(I'm currently building up some of the editing facilities in
Ceryle, for example, so it might play a part).    (04)

Murray    (05)

Murray Altheim                         <mailto:m.altheim @ open.ac.uk>
Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK7 6AA, UK    (06)

      In the evening
      The rice leaves in the garden
      Rustle in the autumn wind
      That blows through my reed hut.  -- Minamoto no Tsunenobu    (07)