Lost in the Groupware Forest? Light a LAMP
Apr 18, 2007, 06:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
"Ever since the dawn of computing, us poor oppressed users have
been asking for just one thing. It seems such a small thing: a
shared calendar and contacts manager. Oh I know, a plain text file
set to mode 0666 was good enough for grandma, but these days it's
OK to want more. Just a simple way for us to easily share calendars
and addresses with our simple, humble friends and co-workers.
"But what did we get? We did not get our simple shared calendar
and contacts, oh no. We were punished for our effrontery for even
asking with awful punishments like Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange,
and Novell GroupWise, which were larded with so many Features and
Productivity Thingies they couldn't get out of their own way. But
we were not silenced, and continued to politely clamor for what we
really really wanted..."