You may operate your own BSCW server as an extension of a suitable Web server running on a Unix, Linux, or Windows (Vista, 2003, XP, 2000) platform.
The BSCW server software is distributed by OrbiTeam Software GmbH & Co. KG, Bonn, Germany, under licence from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT).
You may download the BSCW server software (http://www.bscw.de/english/download.html) and use it free of charge for a 90 day evaluation period. Starting with the 91st day, usage of your own BSCW server requires a licence. The distribution of BSCW licences is handled by OrbiTeam Software GmbH & Co. KG.
Schools and universities may apply for royalty free licences for educational purposes. Other licensees have to pay a licence fee for use of BSCW beyond the evaluation period. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information regarding the licensing procedure.
BSCW provides support for HTML editing based on third party software that is integrated with the BSCW software. Currently two different HTML editors are supported:
o FCKEditor (http://www.fckeditor.net/) which is Copyright © 2003-2005 Frederico Caldeira Knabben and is licensed under GNU Lesser General Public Licence (see http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-license.php), and
o pinEdit (http://www.pintexx.com/) which is Copyright © 2005 Pintexx GmbH and is licensed under OEM licence.
Direct editing of BSCW documents with local editors and applications is based on the Zope External Editor Client (Copyright © 2008 Thierry Benita, Jean-Nicolas Bes, atReal, Casey Duncan and Zope Corporation, http://www.zope.org/), which is licensed under the Zope Public License (ZPL).
For the visualization of document event maps, BSCW uses the HyperGraph software (see http://hypergraph.sourceforge.net/), which is licensed under GNU Lesser General Public Licence.
For a quicker document search, BSCW offers to integrate several services for indexing document contents:
o PyLucene (http://pylucene.osafoundation.org/)
o Microsoft Indexing Service
o Swish++ (http://swishplusplus.sourceforge.net/)
For the visualization of time related objects in a Gantt chart like manner, BSCW integrates the Timeline component of the SIMILE widgets developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (http://www.simile-widgets.org/timeline/). Timeline is open source software and is licensed under the BSD licence.
For the visualization of workspace maps, BSCW uses a free version of the Constellation Roamer toolkit with generous permission by Asterisq Innovation (http://asterisq.com/).
For collaborative editing of Web pages, BSCW offers to integrate the MoinMoin wiki engine (see http://moinmo.in/), which is licensed under GNU General Public Licence.
Further, BSCW includes software developed by the Apache