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The Five Best Open Source Calendar Servers for Linux

Feb 04, 2011, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

"Finding Linux-based calendar clients, like Evolution or Mozilla Lightning, is easy — but what about the server-side software? You'll find some great calendar servers for Linux, if you know where to look. From light-weight to heavy duty, Cosmo to Darwin, we've picked five of the best open source calendar servers for Linux for you to try.

"Calendaring software has come a long way on the client side in recent years; the Linux desktop has a healthy selection of apps to choose from, including Evolution, Mozilla Lightning, and KOrganizer. But, at the same time, much of their usefulness really stems from the popularity of the server-side calendar sharing protocols, iCalendar and CalDAV. Niche sites like Remember The Milk and big online service providers like Yahoo and Google have made shared calendars common place. Anyone can publish a calendar feed, confident that everyone on the Web can subscribe to it on the OS and device of their choosing and stay up-to-date.

"But just like you don't want a @gmail.com email address on your business card, serving up your business's public calendar of events through Google Calendar or Windows Live Hotmail Calendar can make your organization look less-than-professional."

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