|[License]||OSI Approved :: MIT/X Consortium License|
|[Operating System]||OS Independent|
|[Programming Language]||Java, Perl|
|[Topic]||Artistic Software, Communications, Text Processing|
Monday, April 10, 2006
Textbender : A distributed system of collaborative writing, with a basis in genetic theory
Textbender is a distributed system of collaborative writing, with a basis in genetic theory. As a distributed system, it differs from the typical centralized approach (e.g. of a Wiki) where writers push contributions to a single, central copy of the text. By contrast, textbender has no central copy; instead, each writer has a separate copy of the text, and selectively pulls contributions from other writers. As a consequence, there are multiple variations of the text. Collectively, the text has spatial diversity.