[Design] Historical look at Scooby project and goals
jeffrey at osafoundation.org
Mon Mar 6 17:40:41 PST 2006
Lisa Dusseault wrote:
> For (2), Scooby is the only service I've seen that aims not be (only) an
> open standards *server* (e.g. Eventful may be a CalDAV server and can
> certainly serve ICS files over HTTP) but also an open standards
> *client*, consuming information from other server sources. This is
> important because it will allow Scooby users to pull together calendar
> information from more than one system as long as the source of the
> information supports some format that Scooby client code understands.
> E.g. let's say my own calendar data is hosted by OSAF, as is my Scooby
> instance. To begin with my view of the world through Scooby would have
> only my own calendar and perhaps some OSAF calendars. But I could
> quickly add calendars of my Mozilla colleagues who use Sunbird, my
> university colleagues who use Bedework, and other colleagues too.
This is an important use case. I don't think Scooby is unique in
offering it, I believe that CalendarHub has this feature (but notably,
not (1), user control of data).
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