terena networking conference 2010
Collaborating on Collaboration: are we going somewhere?
Virtual Collaboration exist in many forms within research and education.
The use cases may be as basic as a group of individuals using the same
set of (online) applications, or as complex as a
pan-European research project where multiple institutions share research
infrastructure and collaborative tools.
A lot of the tools required for such collaboration effort are very
generic. Many NRENs therefore offer services like document sharing,
webconferencing and for example mailinglist functionality in some form
for their local members. There is however still very little
collaboration between NRENs both the field of offering and
standardization of these services.
This BoF discusses the role of access federations, identifies current
efforts within TERENA, GN3 and globally, and tries to identify
current gaps, pitfalls and opportunities for collaborating on collaboration.