The WebWebX whiteboard is up and running at
What is WebWebX?
WebWebX is a collaboration server, or "whiteboard", written by Joe McMahon
It is based on
originally written by David McNicol, which was based on WikiWiki,
by Ward Cummingham of Cunningham & Cunningham. WebWebX was written
to extend WebWeb's security model and functionality.
What is a collaboration server?
It is a CGI application which provides a means for a group of persons to
create and maintain a set of hyperlinked pages via the World Wide Web with
all page editing and management is embedded within the application.
Such a server allows a group of people to do things such as:
teleconference from a Web-access-only site
create and maintain documents describing requirements or processes, refining
them directly via editing and discussion
track bugs found and fixed in a large software project
develop and present on-line presentations
Evolution of WebWebX
WebWebX has built upon its predecessors to provide a more flexible and
secure environment. Interested parties can view the
history of WebWebX and its predecessors, as well as the change logs.
WebWebX is available free of charge at this
link; current version is 2.1.6 (July 24, 2000).
installation page for best success in getting WebWebX to work.
WebWebX is a derivative work, drawing from WebWeb, and as such currently
falls under the restrictions placed on it by David McNicol:
By downloading this package you are implicitly accepting that
the University of Strathclyde makes no representations or warranties about
this software, and shall not be held liable for any damages suffered as
a result of use.
It is my intention to completely rewrite WebWebX from scratch, using standard
Perl libraries and none of David's code, to allow me to release it as an
source program, as the "noncommercial" restriction is not acceptable
under standard open-source licenses, and I feel that WebWebX will be useful
to more persons if it is available to anyone on an unrestricted basis.
This program is distributed under the Perl artistic
license in keeping with David's original request that this software
remain free but freely available.
There is currently no official support for WebWebX. I can be contacted
for questions, but I can't currently promise timely technical support.
(Persons who wish to contact me to help put together a support network
should do so at the address listed above.)
This is http://metalab.unc.edu/webwebx/index.html