"Lotus founder Mitch Kapor said his open-source
personal-information manager, 'Chandler', will be released in an
alpha version this April.
"Kapor, who spoke to about seventy Stanford University students
as part of the university's computer systems colloquium, said the
project's goal was to do for application software what Linux had
done for operating systems: begin life as essentially a group
project, then later challenge proprietary systems and win.
"'We think this is a good time to bring to use the OS model to
bring to the world of applications software of uncompromising
quality,' Kapor said..."