Collaborative writing

Collaborative writing includes three necessary components to make the writing process work, which include: - wikipedia

- Interaction between participants throughout the entire writing process. Whether it be brainstorming, writing a draft of the project, or reviewing. - Shared power among participants. Everyone included in the project has the power to make decisions and no group member is incharge of all the text produced. - The collaborative production of one single and specific text.

# Types of Collaborative Writing

Collaborative writing has been the subject of academic research and business for over two decades.

- __Single Author writing or Collegial:__ one person is leading, they compile the group ideas and do the writing. - __Sequential writing:__ each person adds their task work then passes it on for the next person to edit freely. - __Horizontal Division writing:__ each person does one part of the whole project and then one member compiles it. - __Stratified Division writing__: each person plays a role in the composition process of a project due to talents. - __Reactive writing__: group all works on and writes the project at the same time, adjusting and commenting on everyone’s work.

# Authorship

An author acquires a copyright if their work meets certain criteria. In the case of works created by one person, typically, the first owner of a copyright in that work is the person who created the work, i.e. the author. But, when more than one person creates the work in collaboration with one another, then a case of joint authorship can be made provided some criteria are met.

# Collaborative software

Collaborative software or groupware is an application software designed to help people involved in a common task to achieve their goals. One of the earliest definitions of collaborative software is 'intentional group processes plus software to support them.' - wikipedia

We can think of collaborative software as one of the tools that reduce the transaction costs of collaboration. See Why we write with wiki.

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