Mitchell Kapor, Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF)
Andy Hertzfeld, Macintosh co-creator
Track: Birds of a Feather
Date: Wednesday, April 23
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Stevens Creek
An informal gathering to give folks an opportunity to meet Mitch, Andy, and the rest of the Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF) development team prior to our formal session on Thursday: Innovating in Open Source: A new Personal Information Manager.
OSAF is a non-profit foundation set up in 2001 by Mitch Kapor to create and gain wide adoption for software applications of uncompromising quality using open source methods. Our first product, code-named 'Chandler', will be used to manage email, appointments, contacts, and tasks and easily allow information to be shared with friends, family, and colleagues. It will be free and will run on the Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms.
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. We're committed to serving the broad base of users while also offering advanced capabilities for the more expert user. Above all, we're committed to keeping the end-users' interests and needs central to our undertaking.