This all started with Julie writing to me to ask about collaborative editing software, and describing the project. She wanted to do a live projection and web broadcast of a collaborative editing session with several women. She had been thinking of piratepad but wanted a substantially different visuals.
I took a brief inventory of every collaborative editing software I knew of and had actually used:
I quickly wrote down my goals:
- It would be best to use a web based client to avoid having to install a client on multiple computers. This excluded gobby.
- I need to be able to run this thing on a laptop or on my puny little vserver.
- I need to be able to customize the look and feel of the interface for the performance.
- I would have to squeeze this project in around my regular working hours, so I needed to keep the number of new things to learn to a minimum.