Manhattan is a Web-based course management system. It includes its own private email system, a variety of discussion groups, assignments, surveys, and grades modules, live chat, facilities for delivering multimedia, and more. Designed for asynchronous Web-based distance learning, Manhattan can also be used to add an online dimension to traditional courses. Manhattan is fully documented.
sTeam provides a technical platform which allows groups of students, lecturers, and any other groups to construct and arrange their individual and cooperative learning and working space. It consists of an object-oriented server connected to a database, and Web, Java, and other (FTP, SMTP, IRC, etc.) clients. The server is event-driven and manages all user objects as well as the communication between the connected clients. Features that were different from most other cooperation tools is the self-organisation and self-administration by the members within the virtual environment.
Collaba is a multimedia collaboration and communication server built to provide digital workspaces to virtual educational, corporate, and other communities. It features secure email (Web, POP3/SMTP, crypto, and anti-spam), online forums (Web, RSS, NNTP, and podcast), blogs (Web, RSS, podcast), multimedia chat (text, multimedia panel, etc.), personal and group calendering, address books, bookmarks, an online Web page editor, file services and CMS (Web, WebDAV, FTP, SMB, CIFS, anvi-virus API, and ClamAV support), digital portfolio, dynamic news board, directory access, support for multiple independent communities on one server, Single-Sign-On features (built-in support for LDAP, CAS 2.0, JAAS, SMTP-Auth and more, powerful developer API), full online server management, anti-spam (RBL and filters), anti-virus support, centralized management with LDAP directories, Web publishing of personal, group or general web sites, developer APIs, and much more.
alph implements and analyzes historical and traditional ciphers and codes, such as polyalphabetic, substitutional, and mixed employing human-reconstructable algorithms. It provides a pipe filter interface in order to encrypt and decrypt block text to achieve transparency. The program is meant to be used in conjunction with external programs that transfer data, resulting in transparent encryption or decryption of information. The program can thus be used as a mail filter, IRC filter, IM filter, and so on.
AUC (Authenticated User Community) is an intranet system designed for use in an educational organization but is also useful in many other settings. It offers the ability for users to have a uniform web-based interface to discussion forums, e-mail (similar to hotmail, etc.), file management, and a searchable user database. Also, "Interactive Classrooms" provide a means for students and teachers to have a web-based extension to their in-class interaction. The system runs from a C-based monolithic CGI script. MySQL is used for database storage. Also, the web-based mail client supports MIME parts/attachments, IMAP, mbox, and multiple mail folders.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet is a German introduction to the technical aspects of the Internet. This book explains both the low-level protocols IP, ICMP, TCP, and UDP and the high-level protocols SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, NNTP, HTTP, Gopher, FTP, IRC, DICT, Finger, Daytime, DNS, and Whois.
AbulÉdu is a Ubuntu-based distribution for primary schools. It is currently in French but most of the tools can be translated. An AbulÉdu server can handle Mac, Windows (samba), GNU/Linux and X terminal (with LTSP) clients. The server acts as a central gateway for Web, mail, and printing, and facilitates the management of classes, pupils, and teachers. Everybody can publish Web pages on an intranet using Apache and all administration tasks are performed using a browser. The result is that a teacher who is not a computer specialist can install and manage a school network.
CryptoCD is a collection of user-friendly documentation for software that provides secure communication through the Internet. The programs cover tasks like email encryption, secure chat, and anonymous Web browsing. CryptoCD comes with comprehensive documentation explaining step by step installation and use of the software for inexperienced users. At the moment, the documentation is only available in German.
The aim of the PicoForge project (previously known as PicoLibre) is to provide a set of high level libre software applications that are well integrated in order to provide a collaborative "forge". It makes it easy to deploy a collaborative work platform for developing software or hosting other collaborative activities. Having started (as PicoLibre) in an educational context, PicoForge is now a quite generic platform, comparable (but sometimes less advanced) to other *-Forge software platforms. It groups several high-level applications like phpGroupware, Sympa, TWiki, Subversion, and CVS.