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[DotGNU]Concept: Forum

From: Silvernerd
Subject: [DotGNU]Concept: Forum
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 19:11:53 +0200

Hi people,

I've been working on a concept for a webservice lately, I thought it may
make a good project:

Name: Forum

The idea is that a forum is a virtual place designed to let multiple
persons take part in an activity. People would meet in a forum and take
part in the activity that forum was designed for (and chat). Forums
could serve many purposes, there could be for example a file sharing
forum, a chess forum, a learning forum, a discussion forum, etcetera.

A more detailed example of a forum is this:
People go into a learning forum to listen to somebody explaining stuff,
the 'teacher' would be able to use
a virtual whiteboard and an editor that immediately shows changes he/she
makes to the 'pupils'. This could allow people to inform others about
complex stuff (like compilers) in a very efficient way.

Looking into the future forums could be made visible using 3D
technologies thereby giving the user the feeling that he/she is really
in a forum somewhere in cyberspace.

Forum combines existing technologies, like IRC, IM, Internet Chess, FTP
and so on, into an easy to use package that can be operated from one
window. The integratedness would make the forum system a concurrent of
MSN Explorer. The forum system will provide people with an integrated
Jabber client that they could use to chat to people on the same forum as
them as well as with people outside of it.

The forum system will be a client/server system. Both the client and the
server are webservices, but the client can run on a normal system
without high resource uses.

The forum system would use Jabber for inter-human communication and XML
for other communication (like chess move transmission).


What do you think of this?

Silvernerd (Peter Minten)

"Using Linux is like walking over a ray of bricks, not as beautiful, but
a lot more substantial than light."

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