MOTU : a working environnement for virtual teams
The Motu system allows a virtual team to share data supporting in the mean time awareness. It appears to be a tool such as BSCW, TeamScope or SourceForge. It includes an awareness system within a shared data manager. The Motu system distinguish itself with its richer awareness system as a sharper and a more active detection of users activity, indeed users are informed live.
The Motu system must allow a virtual team to share data supporting in the mean time awareness.
These features are today enrolled in distributed configuration management tools like: ClearCase, Continuus, CVS servers or sharper tools like electronic documents management.
The prototype contains more than 400 Java classes. It manage multiversioned et shared file system. The file manager is tolerant to breakdown and it also manages access right (ACL).An event system has been built in the file manager to notify users about any past and current occured changes. A presence manager has also been set in the prototype as well as a few groupware tools as : instant messages, chat, Visio-conf...
A graphical interface allows the users' prototype to work easily on the files and to be aware meanwhile about the others' activity instantly.
If you are interessed about the Motu and if you want to know about it. Come, visit, be concern and see the Motu evolution on Sourceforge.