The state of a document version is meant to indicate its degree of maturity or the stage of a respective work process. For example, a document might first be characterized as a ‘draft’. After an inspection, the state might be set to ‘accepted’ and later to ‘published’.
The members of a workspace may agree on suitable version states for their work processes and enter them into the ‘Version state’ field. As a preliminary default, BSCW provides a menu with three version states: