Scriptus is a way of programming interactions between people. What's new is that these interactions can be complicated and span days, weeks, months or years: elections, chess tournaments and games are all easy to create.
A Scriptus server can be stopped at any time. Programs will continue where they left off when it is started again.
You will need JDK 6 or more recent. Download Scriptus here and then launch it using this command
java -jar scriptus.war
Scriptus will immediately start at http://127.0.0.1:8080/. You can change the port using the '-p' option.
For information on the internals, see the documentation index.
If you want to discuss Scriptus, the 'collaborative games' mailing list is a good list to subscribe to. Despite its title, general discussion concerning Scriptus is fine. At present it's very low traffic.
Scriptus is Free software: the license is the GNU GPL, v2 or above.
Ian Sollars (firstname.lastname@example.org) or @ianso
The Scriptus WAR file can be executed from the command line or deployed in any servlet container such as Tomcat.
You can also clone the project with Git by running:
$ git clone git://github.com/ianso/scriptus