Project : ecoo
Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
RNTL Libresource : cooperative software development and community animation (2003-2005)
Project partners of LibreSource (formerly PureSource) are LORIA, the Artenum society and University Paris 7-Denis Diderot.
LibreSource allows a virtual team to organize and its participants to cooperate. Its objective are in the vein of BSCW's, SourceForge's and Toxic Farm's, but with a particular focus on coordination and an original object sharing technology. Object sharing rests on an original vision where copy convergence is based on the operational transformation approach that provides for a safe and generic synchronizer. LibreSource integrates services for object sharing, communicating, task management and group awareness. Classical synchronous and asynchronous communication tools are integrated. Task management provides to-do-lists and flexible workflows (Bonita). LibreSource is implemented on a J2EE application server. It is available on Jboss and Jonas.