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TALK: Mitchell Kapor: Innovating in Open Source: A new Personal Information Manager

From: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>
Date: 10 Jun 2003 13:19:32 -0400
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DSpace team,

The following may be of interest to you after the CNRI Visit. It looks
Thursday is shaping up to be a full day :)

eric miller                              http://www.w3.org/people/em/
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Subject: TALK: Mitchell Kapor: Innovating in Open Source: A new Personal
Information Manager
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Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 12:23:12 -0400
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Innovating in Open Source: A new Personal Information Manager
Speaker: Mitchell Kapor
Speaker Affiliation: Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF)
Host: Danny Weitzner
Host Affiliation: LCS/W3C

Date: 06-12-2003
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Refreshments: 3:45 PM
Location: Room NE43-941

Mitch will discuss the design, architecture, and development of
Chandler, a new, open source Personal Information Manager, currently
under development by the Open Source Applications Foundation. [1]

Chandler will comprise both a polished application itself and a
platform for developing information management applications. It takes
a fresh view of email, calendar, contacts, and instant messaging
functionality, and features sophisticated information sharing based on
easy, server-optional networking.

The talk includes a demonstration of an early version of the Chandler

Mitch Kapor was the founder of Lotus Development Corporation and the
designer of Lotus 1-2-3.  He has been at the forefront of the
information technology revolution for a generation as an entrepreneur,
investor, social activist, and philanthropist.

He received a B.A. from Yale College in 1971 and studied psychology,
linguistics, and computer science as part of an interdisciplinary
major in Cybernetics. In 1978, he received a Master's degree in
counseling psychology from Campus-Free College (later called Beacon
College) in Boston and worked as a mental health counselor at New
England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Massachusetts. He also attended
the Sloan School of Management at MIT, taking a leave of absence one
term of short of graduation in 1980 in order to take a job in a
Silicon Valley start-up company.

He founded Lotus Development Corp. in 1982 and with Jonathan Sachs,
who was responsible for technical architecture and implementation,
created Lotus 1-2-3. He served as the President (later Chairman) and
Chief Executive Officer of Lotus from 1982 to 1986 and as a Director
until 1987.

After leaving executive management at Lotus, he spent 1986 and 1987
completing work on his favorite product, Lotus Agenda, the first
application for Personal Information Management (PIM), and as a
visiting scientist at MIT's Center for Cognitive Science and the MIT
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

In 1990 with John Perry Barlow, he co-founded the Electronic Frontier
Foundation, and served as its chairman until 1994. The EFF is a
non-profit civil liberties organization working in the public interest
to protect privacy, free expression, and access to public resources
and information online, as well as to promote responsibility in new

[1] http://www.osafoundation.org/our_product_desc.htm
[2] http://www.kapor.com/homepages/mkapor/bio0701.htm
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