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19 - Supporting online collaboration with calendaring

Bas Zoetekouw (SURFnet)

We present the results of a proof of concept that we have implemented to determine if it is possible to couple different calendar systems to support online collaboration.

The proof of concept comprises a system that provides calendaring functionality to an OpenSocial group by acting as a proxy to the calendar backends that are used by the members of the team. Specifically, the team members don't have to use the same calendar provider.

Additionally, a calendaring proxy provides a unified interface (HTML or CalDAV) to the team members' calendars. Furthermore, the system provides a shared "team calendar". Authorization is handled through Opensocial group membership.

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