NuxUserGroups is a Zope product that adds the notion of groups of users. Groups provide a level of indirection in the user -> roles mapping, which provides greater flexibility. The groups are defined and managed in the User Folder. They are then used at the local roles level, where you can define an additional mapping of groups -> roles, thus giving the users who belong to these groups additionnal local roles. A workgroup can be defined simply and managed in a centralized manner.
Fle3 is a Web-based learning environment. More specifically, it is a server program for computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). The Fle3 Knowledge Building tool allows groups to carry out dialogues, theory building, and debates by storing their thoughts into a shared database. While knowledge building, groups may use knowledge types (also called thinking types) to scaffold and structure their dialogues. Fle3 WebTops can be used to store items such as files and notes, organize them in folders, and share them with others. The Fle3 Jamming tool is a shared space for collaborative construction of multimedia data.
Plone is a content management system that is simple to set up, maintain, and modify. It is designed to be a corporate-ready content management system. It is ideal as an intranet and extranet server, as a document/Web publishing system, and as a groupware tool for collaboration between separately located entities. It aims to be a proper content management and publishing system, sharing the same qualities as Teamsite, Livelink, and Documentum.
Hep Message Server is software that transfers messages between different messaging systems. Eventually, it should transparently route messages between email, weblogs, and instant messaging. Currently Hep does one thing: fetches news feeds from Web sites and lets you view them in your email client.
NauSite is a Content Management System and enterprise portal. It stores the data in a centralized hierarchical repository easily accessible from a Web browser. The portal interface allows users to conveniently navigate and manage information from anywhere on the Internet. Documents are created either inside Web browser or uploaded to server as files. The management interface provides abilities to publish documents for external access, conduct their accommodation and define workflows or paths of execution for them, as well as common operations such as move and copy. Other features include multiple external Web sites, customizable design and skins, a WYSIWYG HTML editor, preview before publishing or printing, a content filter, indexes and search functions, email integration, role-based access control, and support for multiple languages.
Verlof is a Web application for registering and viewing leave information. It records hours of leave rights and hours of leave within categories like normal leave, special leave, reduced working-hours (ADV), and the begin and end dates for the leave's period. The few rules imposed on the entries are mainly sanity checks like "begin date is in the weekend". The act of entering a new leave entry sends an email to the group manager and a copy to the employee. The advantages of this electronic version over the paper version are: there is a single information location (no employee-card and mother-card discrepancies), questionable entries immediately draw the manager's attention (with email), and various up-to-date views of the leave history are available (total, year, and list). Verlof is a Dutch-only application and a little specific to Leiden University.
Chandler is a standards-based "Note-to-Self Organizer" designed for personal and small-group task management and calendaring. It consists of a desktop application and Chandler Hub, a free sharing service and Web application. You can also download and run your own Chandler Server.