Freeware extension for OpenOffice collaboration
Secure collaboration specialist TeamDrive has released its collaboration plug-in for OpenOffice 3.1 users. The freeware TeamDrive OpenOffice Plug-in allows users to create and share TeamDrive "SharedSpaces" (shared folders) and includes version control. Users can exchange files securely and view version comments or open previous versions of a document.
The TeamDrive OpenOffice Plug-in requires a TeamDrive WebDAV client server, which can also be hosted on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) web service. TeamDrive free is available at no charge, limited to a single server with banner advertising and personal and professional versions of TeamDrive, without the banner ads, that allow more than one WebDAV server and provide various support options start at $9.90 per month. A comparison chart of the different versions is available on the companies web site. TeamDrive markets its collaboration solution as an alternative to Microsoft's SharePoint Server and Groove.
More details about the plug-in can be found on the OpenOffice Extensions web site. The plug-in requires TeamDrive version 2.1.131 or above and OpenOffice 3.1. Version 1.02 of the TeamDrive plug-in is available to download (direct download) for Windows XP, Vista, Linux and Mac OS X 10.5.3 or later.