[Ietf-caldav] CalConnect vCard Workshop - September 18,
2007 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dave.Thewlis at calconnect.org
Fri Jul 6 10:16:36 PDT 2007
CalConnect invites you to a a one-day open workshop on vCard and what
should be done about it on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at M.I.T. in
Cambridge, Massachusetts. This event is _open_ to vendors, customers,
CalConnect members and non-members alike. There is no fee, but you
_must_ register in advance and numbers are limited. Please see
http://www.calconnect.org/vcardworkshop.shtml for more information and
links to the registration <http://www.calconnect.org/vcardreg.shtml> and
pages, a general discussion list
<http://www.calconnect.org/vcardworkshoplist.shtml> about the workshop,
and a questionnaire <http://www.calconnect.org/vcardquestionnaire.shtml>
to give us more guidance to make the workshop as productive as possible.
From the workshop introduction page:
vCard is a well established standard for representing and transferring
contact information on computer systems and mobile devices. Having been
in use for a while, a number of areas of the specification have been
noted as problematic and in need of revision for fixes or enhancements.
To that end, CalConnect (the Calendaring & Scheduling Consortium) is
hosting a one day vCard-focused workshop event at M.I.T. in Cambridge,
Massachusetts in September with the goal of bringing together the key
players to help move forward vCard revision efforts.
Note that an effort is already under way at the IETF (Internet
Engineering Task Force) to develop a personal address book access
protocol based on the CardDAV specification, and since that is based on
vCard, a revision of the vCard specification will be taking place within
the IETF. However, bringing together interested parties in a focused
discussion at a workshop can help drive that effort and provide
supporting input to it to ensure the specific needs of the key players
The goal of the workshop is two-fold. First to determine the real
interest in revising the vCard specification, and second to determine
what needs to be revised and how to go about doing that.
If you are not a CalConnect member, this is also an opportunity to stay
on for Roundtable X <http://www.calconnect.org/roundtable10.shtml> as an
observer, and we'd be delighted to have you; you will have to register
separately for the Roundtable.
Regardless of whether or not you are interested in attending the
workshop, we would appreciate it very much if you would take a few
minutes to fill out the questionnaire
<http://www.calconnect.org/vcardquestionnaire.shtml>, as this will help
provide the workshop participants with guidance as to the directions any
progression on vCard should take.
*Dave Thewlis, Executive Director
Calconnect - The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium*
+1 707 840 9391 (voice) · +1 707 498 2238 (mobile)
http://www.calconnect.org · Dave.Thewlis at calconnect.org
<mailto:Dave.Thewlis at calconnect.org>
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