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[ba-ohs-talk] Spaces

I picked this up from the Knownspace mailing list.
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What? Another Email/PIM software?    (02)

Short answer: No.    (03)

Long(er) answer: spaces is qualitatively different. It shares many features 
with standard email/PIM software like Evolution or Outlook. However, its 
abstractions over information management are designed to simplify 
organization and access to information and for collaboration from the 
ground up. Along with the simplicity of its user interface, these elements 
will not only make spaces a better PIM, they will also allow it to be an 
ideal tool for collaboration between individuals and small groups. Spaces 
runs on any platform that supports Java 2 (version 1.4 and above), which 
includes Macintosh, Windows, Linux, Solaris, and other UNIX variants.    (04)

Spaces is a tool that for the first time will integrate seamlessly all 
information management tasks for individuals and small groups under a 
single, easy-to-use interface. Using self-organizing P2P technologies, 
there will be no need for servers. Having designed the interface for 
collaboration from the ground up, there will be no need for five different 
programs that always do things differently and need a subpoena to talk to 
each other. The FAQ contains more information on what features are 
available now and the schedule for additional features.    (05)

Some or all of the components of spaces will be open-sourced (I still have 
to figure out the extent and the license under which to release it), free 
for individuals and non-commercial institutions, and its continued 
development will (hopefully) be supported from individual donations and 
licenses from commercial institutions and anyone else who believes in a 
world where monopolies won't control our lives (and is willing to give 
something to prove it"    (06)

XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web.
Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-74960-2.    (07)

http://www.nexist.org/wiki/User0Blog    (08)