It provides developers using Java the ability to write single-display groupware applications with a powerful yet straightforward and cross-platform way for getting input from multiple devices. A tech note is available that describes an early version of MID:
A new technote will be available shortly which includes an up-to-date description of MID's architecture.
MID is being used by a number of projects - for hooking multiple mice to a single computer as well as connecting other custom input devices. One application that is available for download is KidPad, a collaborative story-telling program for children.
MID 0.4 is now available for download.
If you have any questions or comments, send email to Juan-Pablo Hourcade or Ben Bederson