A web service for CSCW applications

Conference Paper · January 2006with2 Reads
DOI: 10.1145/1114223.1114241 · Source: DBLP
Conference: Proceedings of the 11th Brazilian Symposium on Multimedia and the Web, WebMedia 2005, Pocos de Caldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, December 5-7, 2005


    The Open Source Software (OSS) community came with a new paradigm for software development, and the tools commonly used by OSS teams to coordinate their work include version control systems and communication tools. However, there is a lack of groupware support for coordinating the development of OSS projects due to the fact that these tools are non-integrated. In this paper we describe the WS4CSCW, a web service that provides groupware support by integrating communication & coordination tools under a common conceptual model. This work is part of the SAFE project, which aims to develop a framework for supporting the OSS development process.