Methods and apparatus for associating a user with content in a collaborative whiteboard system

  • US 7,219,233 B1
  • Filed: 08/18/2000
  • Issued: 05/15/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/18/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for use in a distributed collaborative computing system with two or more collaborative computing devices coupled via a communication network and respectively executing a collaborative application thereon, the method comprising the steps of:

  • associating one or more identifiers with data units respectively entered by one or more users at least one of the two or more collaborative computing devices so that data entered by the one or more users is uniquely identifiable in the distributed collaborative computing system; and

    storing the data units and the one or more associated unique identifiers, the stored data units and the stored one or more associated unique identifiers being accessible to the two or more collaborative computing devices in the distributed collaborative computing system in accordance with the collaborative application.

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