CSCW stands for 'Computer-Supported Collaborative Work, and is an acronym I'm familiar with from my Eurescom days - around ten years ago, in the pre-NetMeeting age, when we all thought people would really go for videoconferencing and application sharing tools.
Since then, most people have eventually come around to JWZ's point of view.
Shared Workspace Tools
- SyncrhoEdit, a browser-based simultaneous multiuser editor.
- DocSynch - IRC-based, which is enough to discard it for a lot of purposes
- MoonEdit (nice, but not Open Source)
- fuse (Python-based, seems stalled)
- CoEd (also stalled)
- GrewpEdit (Java-based)
- Gobby (GTK+, roughly cross-platform)
- jybe, a cross-platform Firefox plugin that enables co-browsing, chat and presentation delivery. Not open, not secure, not interesting for real work, but nevertheless intriguing.
- Collaboration Resources