sTeam provides a technical platform which allows groups of students, lecturers, and any other groups to construct and arrange their individual and cooperative learning and working space. It consists of an object-oriented server connected to a database, and Web, Java, and other (FTP, SMTP, IRC, etc.) clients. The server is event-driven and manages all user objects as well as the communication between the connected clients. Features that were different from most other cooperation tools is the self-organisation and self-administration by the members within the virtual environment.
panFora is a full featured, high performance Web-based collaboration tool for discussion forums and file sharing. Using standard web browsers and a multi-framed/windowed approach, it has a desktop application feel familiar to users of desktop email/newsgroup tools. A traditional single-frame web layout is also available as a user preference. Extensive admin features allow forums to be created, customized, colorized, reconfigured and maintained, completely from the web. Other unique features include hierarchical topic structure, announcements by groups, and full but safe HTML formatting support in message posts. A popular high performance open-source embedded database is built-in; no database installation is required by the user, making panFora installation fast and easy.
psyced is a distributed chat and messaging system based on the Protocol for SYnchronous Conferencing. PSYC is multicast and routed between servers and clients in a scalable and efficient way, but users can also comfortably use IRC clients, telnet, Web chat, WAP, or Jabber to enter the network. psyced also communicates with the network of Jabber/XMPP servers and hosts programmable chat rooms for all of these technologies at once. It also provides gateways to several IRC networks, but unlike IRC, everyone can run a server and be an equal member of the PSYC network. It supports PSYC, XMPP, IRC, TELNET, HTTP, Applet, SMTP, WAP, XML, RSS, and TLS.
PyleWiki is a WikiClone written entirely in Python that allows a group of people to collaboratively edit a tree of webpages using nothing but their browser and a simple, text-based markup language. This particular WikiClone has a few extensions to the original: attachments to pages, user authentication (primitive), and the use of templates for page styling among others.