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You can use FengOffice, however, I don't think it has the ability to upload/download as office formats. There is EtherPad, which google docs docs is based off of, but it only has word documents, and I don't think it has upload/download either.


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The advantages of using an hosted solution is that you don't need to care about installing, configuring and, mostly important, monitoring the application. The provider will take care of all system administration tasks for you. Conversely, usually you can't pretend the same customization level provided by self-installed applications. An other very good ...


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Actually I myself have written something in the vein of google docs. It's backed by a mongoDb database. And I am willing to publish the source code of the project or send it to interested people. So hosting this on your own server would be no problem at all. You can find the application here: http://mgdx.net/ This was written completely in PHP. Currently ...


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There are several open source and paid platforms, but what you want to do must be done at the university level. If you set something up on your own you will spend a lot of time convincing your fellow students to join. Unless that is the official way to communicate, the professor will not get involved. These programs are called learning management systems. ...


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MindTouch Platform and MindTouch Core are both self-hosted. The UI is non-invasive and very clean. You can use MindTouch Platform in conjunction with the desktop connecter to import your docs. More steps than viewing a document in Google Docs, but does give you the security of your fire wall. And the WYSIWYG editor makes editing documents as simple as Word. ...


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Managing Typepad is extremely easy. I've used them extensively in the past for our corporate blog, and been fairly happy with their service. The only complaint I've had is that they're somewhat barebones, feature-wise, in exchange for very high uptime and a very simple user interface. As far as I know, Typepad doesn't even offer a host-it-yourself service; ...



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