Christopher Gutteridge and I had a half day work and discussion session on the project.
We decided that we should work on published documents, not live documents as in Google Docs.
We further affirmed what may be obvious; that we want to make any additions modular so that anyone can plug any component into their wordpress install without needing the rest.
Major components of work will a fast query engine and a view engine for a list/timeline view and text interactions when reading a document.
We plan to hire an external wordpress developer for a reality check before moving further.
I have noted down our priorities as I see them, please feel free to post your thoughts using the Priorities Category if you disagree. Let’s try to thread our dialogue around the wordpress system as it is to start with.
Likely not useful to read but added for completeness: