Requirements for the subsystem "General Project"
The term "Project" here means a collections of members and shared documents
which collaborate to achieve some goal.
The term "General" means exists in an abstract or reusable form as a template
concrete specific instances can be created which will inherit common behaviour
the general class or template.
"General Project" is a "Project" which will contain
behaviour common to all projects. Other components may inherit this behaviour
and customize or extend the behaviour.
Vision and Purpose It is intended that projects can be
created and customized in a completely automated way by the prospective members
of each project. One such instance of a project is the CyTerm project itself.
The project permits a collaborative infra-structure which helps project
members to achieve a goal. Projects are dynamically created, grown and
closed. Minimal administrative overheads are imposed yet abuses are prevented
by using security controls and rules.
The non-member can apply for membership, view project goals and rules,
agree to terms and conditions, list the projects with which he is associated.
Application for membership includes identification details, security details,
requested roles, acceptance of rules.
Members do anything that non-members can do.
Also may receive messages and event notifications from the project.
Members may (depending on roles) send messages, download/upload documents,
create sub-projects. Messages may be to the administrator or to role
holders or to individuals.
Administrators can do anything members can do and additionally,
censor messages, expel members, admit new members, change roles.