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.
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.