Matt Croyden just linked to the HPI PaSaMuF Project. "The WHAT?" That's what I said too... Why do some projects insist on giving themselves the most horrible name?
The Pasamuf team is proud to announce the first release of Pasamuf - the document sharing tool. Pasamuf indexes your favourite doument files (doc, pdf, xls, ...) and makes them searchable and downloadable for others in your community. It is completely written in Java and works via web services.
Note that this release is an re-release (about 3 months old) and is not intended to work! A stable everywhere-to-use version is coming soon!
We'll have to keep an eye on this, it'll be interesting to see how this does once it is ready for semi-primetime.
It looks pretty neat... though dry as a bone. Very similar thoughts to Journal: local web client/server , scheduled file transfers, different protocols including SOAP. I'm downloading it now to see what they've come up with.
But jesus, someone tell them to change the frigin' name. What a disaster. Up there with "Fink" and "VampHQ"... Ugh.
P.S. Here's a list of the .jars in the project... You can tell a lot just by starting there, no?