Cosmo and Scooby: Standards-based Open Source Calendaring

brian moseley, Server Engineer, OSAF
Matthew Eernisse, Web Development Engineer, Open Source Applications Foundation
Bobby Rullo, Developer, Open Source Applications Foundation

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Friday, July 28
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Location: E143-144

OSAF hosts two closely related calendar server projects: Cosmo, a WebDAV/CalDAV protocol server, and Scooby, a rich Ajax web calendar client.

Members of the Cosmo and Scooby projects will discuss today's features and architecture, the role of interoperability standards, and the roadmaps to release. You'll come away from the session understanding how to use the software and hack on the code yourself.

Cosmo and Scooby work together and with desktop clients like Chandler, Sunbird, iCal, and Evolution to provide an environment for managing personal calendars across multiple computers and devices and for sharing calendars between individuals and groups.

Unlike the dozen-odd calendar services that have recently launched, Cosmo and Scooby are open source projects, and the code is yours for the taking. Both projects are still in the early stages, and we seek additional developer participation and community engagement.