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Announcements / New forum structure
« on: September 11, 2008, 11:36:12 am »
We changed the forum topics and structure quite a bit.

Everything was going to the 'General Discussion' board. Let's hope the new structure helps better organize the forum and info.


General Discussion / MOVED: 500er Error (Solved)
« on: September 11, 2008, 11:08:34 am »

General Discussion / MOVED: Mail settings
« on: September 11, 2008, 10:46:57 am »
This topic has been moved to the new Bugs board.

General Discussion / MOVED: Milestones cannot be added to tasks
« on: September 11, 2008, 10:45:54 am »
This topic has been moved to the new Questions board.

General Discussion / MOVED: Uploadign of files error
« on: September 11, 2008, 10:43:04 am »
This topic has been moved to new Questions board.

General Discussion / MOVED: Installation Problem
« on: September 11, 2008, 10:41:16 am »

Applications / Suggested apps for Milestone 1
« on: May 29, 2007, 11:15:46 am »
Candidate applications for the OpenGoo Mashup Milestone 1 (OGM M1)

E-mail app
  Not fully investigated.
  Possibly: Horde?
  Priority: 1

Calendar app
  Not investigated
  Priority: 1

Word Processing app
  Not fully investigated. Might be a Wiki.
  Possibly: DokuWiki, MediaWiki or JBossWiki?
  Priority: 1

Forum app
  Simple Machines Forum
  Priority: 2

Blog app
  Word press
  Priority: 2

Photos app
  Not fully investigated.
  Possibly: or
  Priority: 2

Spreadsheets app
  Not investigated
  Priority: 3

Presentation app
  Not fully investigated.
  Priority: 4

Voting app
  Not investigated. "Digg" like application
  Priority: 5

Definitions / Definition of Web Office
« on: May 27, 2007, 09:19:54 pm »
A web office is a set of applications hosted on a server that enable users to create, edit and share information.

It is a derivative of the Desktop Office Suite, but has more collaboration capabilities due to its Web nature.

Document creation and edition applications

    * Word processor
    * Spreadsheet
    * Presentation Program
    * Flowchart
    * Raster image processor

Web Publishing Applications

    * CMS
    * Portal
    * Wiki
    * Blog
    * Forums

Collaborative Applications

    * Email
    * Instant Messaging (VoIP)
    * Shared Calendar

Management Applications

A broader solution of a Web Office could include:

    * Data management
    * Project management
    * CRM
    * ERP
    * Accounting

Systems with this ample set of functions could be called EIS systems, instead of a Web Office.

Taken from wikipedia:

Do you find anything missing or wrong?

Components / Single Sign On
« on: May 27, 2007, 09:01:45 pm »
Single Sign On is usually the first component that comes to mind.

What are your ideas on implementing it?

Architecture / OpenSAM
« on: May 27, 2007, 09:00:09 pm »
From the website:

OpenSAM (Open Simple Ajax Mashups) is a set of recommendations and techniques for integrating SaaS applications into incredibly powerful and flexible solutions.

OpenSAM is run by a consortium of leading Web 2.0 application vendors and integrators.

OpenSAM is open to everyone. OpenSAM is the only initiative designed to connect all platforms, suites, and applications, rather than a chosen few.

Their goals sound quite in line with what OpenGoo is trying to do. In fact, there already is a commercial alternative that looks a lot like what OpenGoo: ShareOffice
But it just isn't Open Source  :(

If you would like to learn more, you might find interesting:

What do you think?

Feature requests / Open Source Word Processors
« on: May 27, 2007, 08:45:57 pm »
This are the open source (kind of) Word Processors we have found so far, worthy of evaluation. It seems like an area with little community attention

Are we missing anything?

Feature requests / Word processor or wiki exporting?
« on: May 27, 2007, 07:37:30 pm »
A Word processor is one of the first and obvious features of a Web Office. Ignacio and Marcos have been working on a "state of the art" analysis of the subject, since there is no obvious Open Source project standing out.

One idea that came out of the sessions at was to use a Wiki as a Word Processor, and add some sort of plug-in to enable ODF exporting. What are your thoughts on that idea?

General Discussion / Why OpenGoo
« on: May 23, 2007, 03:49:06 pm »
This is what is stated at the front page:

The question "why make OpenGoo?" has many answers. It is difficult to try to sum them briefly, and we believe that, together, we will be finding new reasons everyday.

The way people work has changed, and is changing, dramatically over the last few years. Office Suites, the Internet, mobile devices; all  have made our work much more productive and new tools are invented and refined everyday.

Google is one company that is excelling in the development of this fields, bringing all of them together, and has helped shape what it is now known as a Web Office. Google Apps are a great gift to the global community, and an inspiration.

As great as Google apps ares, there are some shortcomings to its inception.


Most individuals might trust to have their data hosted  in Google servers. But most organizations won't. That is especially true when your organization has critical data that can't, by contract, be hosted with third parties.


Imagine you start hosting all your data with Google. Then one day, for whatever reason, you want to quit Google and switch to another service provider. Bring the info In-house maybe. It is possible, no doubt about it. But how easy will that be? You can't access Google code nor Data Bases. Just imagine it.

Another shortcoming for not being able to access the code of your content management systems? You can not modify it.


One can't imagine Google going out of business. Google backups all its servers, and will do so better than myself. It is going to take a third world war of something worst for that to happen. Right? Right?? Who knows. You do not manage it. How can you measure that risk?

You notice all the "beta" tags in Google Applications? Well, that means something CAN go wrong.


And then, there are "the other" reasons. Check out the discussions at the forum.  We would be glad to learn your opinion too!

What are other reasons you can think of to justify the effort of making OpenGoo?

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