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Re: Calendaring system?



On Mon, 9 Feb 2009, Clint Savage wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Jeroen van Meeuwen <kanarip kanarip com> wrote:
> > Adam Williamson wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi, guys. Uh, quick intro for those who see the redhat.com and wonder
> >> who I am - I'm Adam Williamson. I'm new in the Fedora QA department here
> >> at RH, my job is to drive community involvement in Fedora QA. I came
> >> over from Mandriva where I was the community manager. I'll be working
> >> from my home in Vancouver, Canada.
> >>
> >> I'm new on the list so this may have come up before, in which case
> >> apologies :). Something I thought would be nice to have for QA community
> >> is a public calendar system where dates of events like test days can be
> >> published. Obviously it's silly for me personally or the QA team to take
> >> on the job of hosting a calendar server, but it was suggested that it
> >> would be a good project for the infrastructure team, and other groups
> >> within Fedora could probably benefit from it. Does it sound like a good
> >> idea? Anyone want to have a go? Or is there something already, that I
> >> don't know about? Thanks!
> >
> > I've not seen anything in this thread yet, so it may have been mentioned
> > before;
> >
> > MediaWiki has a couple of calendering plugins that will allow "days" to be
> > allocated; I looked into this for our meeting schedule but since none of
> > them include any times for appointments I found it to be useless.
> > Nonetheless, it could be worthwhile for allocating "Test days" and "Events"
> > -and things of the sort.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> >
> > Jeroen van Meeuwen
> > -kanarip
> >
>
> I think the point I'm continuing to make is that it should support
> caldav or something similar.  The protocol defines a protocol, so the
> client applications themselves shouldn't matter, but we do need to
> have a way to communicate with the calendar server.
>
> My intention isn't to discount MediaWiki or Zikula as a possible
> platform for a calendaring client, but to say that the features you
> suggest are not what we're after here.  Instead I'd say that those two
> applications could push/pull data from the calendar server (using
> caldav).
>
> The events listed in the caldav server can be manipulated by these
> other applications and probably through an API which could include
> Access Control Lists based upon FAS rights.  I can see this being a
> bit of an undertaking, but it can really benefit the Fedora Project as
> a whole.
>
> As I stated in my previous email, I've got a draft up of all the
> features we'd like to see (it's pretty empty right now) and I'll
> probably go ahead and list some of this email there.  But for those of
> you who are interested in helping me get that wiki page more complete,
> feel free to visit:
>
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Herlo/Fedora_Calendar_Project_Desired_Features_(Draft)
>
> Keep the thoughts coming, I want to see this project succeed!
>

Maybe we should mature this a bit and look into full collaboration suites.

For example http://www.opengroupware.org/

I'm poking around at some now, I'm not sure what license restrictions
there are for each.

	-Mike


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