Groove Networks was founded by Lotus Notes creator Ray Ozzie. The company's flagship product, Groove 1.0, is a groupware application (the company likes to refer to it as "peerware") that enables groups of collaborators to form in a decentralized ad-hoc fashion. Groove enables group members to interact in highly secure shared spaces to support collaborative editing in real time. All of a group's documents, messages and applications are stored and replicated across user machines so that all of a group's members can access the materials online or off. Groove Enterprise Network Services provides an outsource model for component management security services. Groove Networks has an extensive developer program. A Groove Development Kit (GDK) containing resources for building tools, skins and Groove-based solutions is available for download. Presentations, white papers and a collection of FAQ are also available.
Check out the OpenP2P.com article featuring Groove: "How Ray Ozzie Got His Groove Back".
Date Listed: 06/05/2001