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Re: Project : CAP Server

From: Gary Frederick <gary.frederick@jsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 11:41:37 -0600
Message-ID: <3E259D51.1050302@jsoft.com>
To: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org

Howdy Benjamin,

See you in 20 min (7pm Paris time; noon in Houston)

Here is libical
   http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeassociation/

and Benjamin's project
   http://www.opencap.org/html/

Gary

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.
> 
Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2003 12:47:57 GMT

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