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Re: Project : CAP Server

From: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 17:33:04 +0000 (GMT)
To: Benjamin Sonntag <benjamin@opencap.org>
cc: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0301151730120.20395-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>


thanks for that Benjamin.

We now have an evolving agenda at
http://rdfig.xmlhack.com/2003/01/15/2003-01-15.html#1042646246.014378

Libby

On 15 Jan 2003, Benjamin Sonntag wrote:

>
> 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.
>
>
> --------------------
> 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)
> --------------------
>
> (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 12:33:54 GMT

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