This document specifies the Groove Dynamics Protocol, an application-layer distributed protocol for consistently ordering operations on an arbitrary number of peers. This protocol consists of encoded XML messages used to synchronize data in a shared space.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in [RFC2119]. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but do not contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.