The new Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) standard
will make it possible for web users in distant locations, whether
separated by two houses or two continents, to write, edit and save
shared documents without scuttling each other’s work, regardless of
which software program or Internet service they are using. The
standard was developed by a committee headed by a UC Irvine
computer science doctoral student.
“By ensuring that an open source version of WebDAV exists,
everyone will have the opportunity to participate in this important
step forward,” said volunteer developer Greg Stein.