Monday, August 07, 2006

Apple announces iCal server, mainstream press misses the story

Apple press release: "For the first time, Mac OS X Server will include a calendar server for users and groups to coordinate events, schedule meetings, reserve resources and use time more effectively. iCal Server uses the open CalDAV standard for integration with leading calendar programs, including iCal 3 in Leopard, Mozilla’s Sunbird, OSAF’s Chandler and Microsoft Outlook."

The mainstream tech media promptly ignored this aspect of Apple's Leopard announcements today. This speaks volumes about the work remaining to raise the profile of interoperable calendar technology in the popular press. Even if more and more users are clamoring for it.

4 comments:

Scot said...

Not only is the caldav server based on open standards - it's opensource as well. So everyone can benefit.

http://trac.macosforge.org/projects/collaboration

devils advocate said...

It might have been lost on the press, but not on me...

With the other additions that (Steve) Apple showed yesterday in Mail.app - I see an "Exchange-like" product for the mac platform based on open-source technologies...that should take some of the thunder out of Microsoft and (with any luck) take some more marketshare away....

Just a guy said...

I imagine this is going to jumpstart CalDAV support in various services. Obviously there is a python CalDAV library because of OSAF. Are you aware of CalDAV libraries in other languages?

Anonymous said...

about time!