Open Source Collaboration Project, ICEcore, Becomes Kablink and Adds Unique Workflow Functionality to Improve Teaming

Kablink platform continues to deliver enterprise-class solutions for enabling team productivity

21 July 2008

ICEcore, the open source collaboration platform that unifies team workspaces with real-time conferencing, today announced it has changed its name to KablinkTM and is adding new workflow functionality to automate and streamline collaboration processes. The only open source collaboration solution to offer workflow, this new capability facilitates and controls information flow throughout an organization and allows sophisticated collaboration applications to be created from the user interface. The name change was instigated by the addition of these new workflow capabilities and by the need to avoid confusion in the marketplace with first generation technologies. The workflow code was contributed by Novell, a sponsor of the Kablink project, and as part of the Kablink collaboration suite will help users save time, reduce human error and improve overall efficiency in their organizations.

"Our organization is comprised of busy professionals, all of whom are volunteering their most precious resource: time. We cannot afford to waste a minute of it," said Max Hall, clerk of the Board of Directors at the Discovery Museums in Acton, Mass. "Kablink helps us work efficiently and productively with document sharing and discussion forums all in a single open source solution. Kablink is enabling collaboration and communication throughout our organization, allowing our teams to work together - where we want, when we want and the way we want – all while achieving successful results for our institution."

In addition to the workflow functionality, Kablink is delivering an improved development toolkit, which extends the core feature set of the platform by simplifying the development of customized collaboration applications. This enhanced toolkit allows users to create targeted applications to address their specific business collaboration needs.

Evolving out of SiteScape, the goals of the Kablink project remain the same, to drive effective teamwork through integrated enterprise collaboration and social networking solutions. Working with the open source community, Kablink is developing a suite of team productivity tools for delivering better collaboration solutions that integrate blogs, wikis, conferencing, desktop sharing and document management.

"We are extremely pleased with the progress made to date in developing the Kablink Open Collaboration platform and to the significant possibilities that workflow brings to the project," said Brent McConnell, project leader at Kablink. "This new functionality will aid our community in defining the next-generation applications that will power collaboration and social networking today and in the future. It is this growing community that will drive future innovations to the Kablink platform and we are looking forward to witnessing the emergence of new ideas and applications."


The new workflow code and development toolkit is available today in the development versions of Kablink. For more information, visit

About Kablink

Kablink is a scalable open source collaboration platform for social networking and productive teamwork. Any user can instantly start a “team” to create, manage, share and discuss ideas, or create workflows and web applications. Kablink includes blogs, wikis, calendars, tasks, document management, live conferencing and instant messaging. To join the next generation of enterprise social networking, visit

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