[clug] Internode dumps FOSS for MS Exchange [SEC=PERSONAL]

Roppola, Antti - ABARE/BRS Antti.Roppola at daff.gov.au
Mon Feb 15 21:01:03 MST 2010

 Alex wrote:
> I notice that the Internode article was very light on detailing how
open source
> products failed to satisfy.  No mention of products that were tried,
and specific
> implementation issues which caused problems (you know, things that
could go into
> feature requests or bug reports). 

Paul Ramsey's keynote at FOSS4G 2009 was very thought provoking with the
whole "product" thing. To translate, Outlook is popular in that it is
not just software, it is actually a product (and quite a good one at
that). It's a known quantity, of quite reasonable quality and can be
expected to work with iPhones or whatever other executive toy of the
moment needs to be supported.

> Until calendaring and contact management becomes an itch for people
outside the
> corporate world to scratch, I don't see these problems being solved.

I've dabbled with things like Google Calendars and think there's some
really fruitful home user terrain to be explored here. Sites like
Facebook have found a niche in providing the sort of calendaring and
contact management that ordinary folk want (unfortunately captive in a
walled garden). Google and iCal work somewhat, but the ecosystem is too
fragmented to be easy to aggregate and I started neglecting my

I should be able to aggregate calendars from all over the place so that
may favourite bands automatically invite me to their show when they play
in nearby towns (or if SteveW is in town and looking for a pint).


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