Last week I attended a meeting of the CalConnect Calendaring Consortium (well, I attended the first day of the meeting and then had to go off to a workgroup retreat of our Learning Technologies group at the wonderful Sleeping Lady retreat center near Leavenworth, WA).
While I’ll wait for the official press releases and reports from interop testing so as not to steal anyone’s thunder, this meeting saw significant real progress made in achieving interoperability between disparate calendar systems. Several different systems actually demonstrated that they could schedule with each other using the new CalDav protocol. That’s the most progress we’ve seen on this front in years!
It looks like CalDav is gathering a good head of steam to actually be a widely adopted protocol. This is good news, and it’s largely due to the efforts of Lisa Dusseault from OSAF, along with Cyrus Daboo from ISAMET and Bernard Desruisseaux from Oracle. Nice work, all!