The UW Calendar
project was mentioned on the Jackrabbit developers list
yesterday. I just got around to having a look at it this morning. Here's its mission statement:
The UW Calendar project is building an open-source calendaring system for higher education. UW Calendar will support personal, public and group events, use existing open standards, and support web-based and other forms of access, including uPortal integration.
UW Calendar includes a calendar store server, an aggregation service that seems to provide server-side overlay of calendars from multiple data sources, and web UIs for personal, group and public event calendars. It also provides portal integration and device synchronization. UW uses uPortal
to embed UWCal as a portlet into its overall university portal and sync4j to synchronize calendar data with Outlook, PalmOS?
devices, and PocketPCs?
Seeing as how Westwood is meant for exactly this sort of usage, it might be worthwhile to consider if this project might be useful as a basis for Cosmo. Specifically, this would probably mean providing a CalDAV interface to the UW Calendar server as well as potential Chandler-specific features. Interestingly, migrating from the proprietary calendar store to Jackrabbit appears to be somewhere on their todo list; if so, much of the WebDAV infrastructure would already be there.