Project : ecoo
SAMS : Synchronous, Asynchronous, MultiSynchronous editor
In the context of cooperative work, a team alternates divergence phases where each member works in insulation on copies of objects and convergence phases during which the group reconciles and validates data. To support this style of working, we propose the concept of SAMS environments. A SAMS environment allows team members to work in Synchronous, Asynchronous or Multi-Synchronous mode while ensuring the coherence of shared data. Users of SAMS environment can choose interaction mode according to their needs, and the environment will ensure the coherence of data. Sams is available freely at http://woinville.loria.fr/sams.