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Project : CAP Server

From: Benjamin Sonntag <benjamin@opencap.org>
Date: 15 Jan 2003 17:51:58 +0100
To: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org
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Hi all,

Just some news : 

I will be with you this evening at the rdf chat.

My name is Benjamin Sonntag, I'm currently developping a CAP Server. 

Cap is a new protocol based on text/calendar data to exchange calendar /
scheduling information between servers and between client and server.
( http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/calsch-charter.html )

There is currently no serious opensource calendar server (e.g. the
equivalent is 'apache' for 'web server' and 'sendmail and others' for
'mail server'... ) based on serious open protocol :)

Some great softwares exists : phpgroupware, mozilla calendar, korganizer
... but they don't know how to use a calendar server with a common
calendar protocol (there is an obvious reason for that : there is no
open calendar access protocol yet !)

My project (named opencap) is to create such opensource software. The
problem is : 

1. Everybody wants such a server :)
2. Nobody wants to developp it :(
3. The CAP protocol has changed A LOT in 2002, and my project has gone
to trash... (I lose 4000+ lines of code due to protocol changes...)

As a result... 

1. Some parts of Opencap are currently on hold, waiting for a STABLE cap
draft :) from the IETF group.
2. Opencap is developped by 2 persons (me and a friend of
mine, involved in X.509 managment in France)
3. Opencap is based on Libical, (among other) a library to manage
text/calendar data, and RoadRunner (a tcp beep implementation)
4. Opencap will be based on a RDMS, postfix is the one I am using since
it can deal with transactions... a MySQL implementation may be
developped later since mysql can (more or less) deal with transactions
too.


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My wish is to exchange knowledge/information with other opensource
communities involved in calendar managment, to prevent the birth of many
C CAP projects at the same time, and to build the best possible server
system. Client library should then be used by calendar sensitive
projects (ooo, moz, korg, php)
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(The (final and personnal) aim is to create an opensource replacement
for Microsoft Exchange Server.) 

See you this afternoon (7pm Paris time; noon at Chicago) at the rdf
chat.

-- 
Regards,

Benjamin Sonntag
<benjamin@opencap.org>
Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2003 12:17:38 GMT

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