[hackerspaces] Google calendar FLOSS alternatives - GridCalendar

Lokkju Brennr lokkju at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 19:12:19 CET 2011

Have you guys seen http://calagator.org/?  it is completely open source...


On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Sven Guckes
<maillist-hackerspaces-discuss at guckes.net> wrote:
> * Guyzmo <guyzmo+hackerspaces at m0g.net> [2011-01-19 13:55]:
>> in the process of installing the tools of a new hackerspace in Paris,
>> France (The Loop, http://leloop.org), we're in need of a good shared
>> calendar application, in order to manage and share daily presence.
>> Because we're self-managed, from our hosting to the space we use,
>> we'd like to have all our systems out of the 'cloud',
>> and thus, not relying on applications ran by google.
>> How do you manage the calendar sharing problem in other
>> hackerspaces? Is everybody relying on google's calendar?
> there are many calendars out there.. but most of them require
> a login with your email address before they allow you
> to enter, maintain, or share events with others. and
> they usually "own" the data once they obtain them.
> we dont like this, either.  that's why
> we are working on yet another calendar.
> it is open for everyone, ie you can add and
> edit events without an account - wiki style.
> and all data and the software is free.  :-)
> all events have at least one tag; you can
> search for places, tags, and time duration -
> and this gives you an RSS feed, so you can
> stay informed and yet be "anonymous".
> so far every event has an ical export.
> and if you dare sign up then the server
> sends you a notification via email when
> one of your saved searches (filter)
> matches a new or changed event.
> you can then create groups to add events to.
> which shows them in a bundle.  just add other
> users if you think they may be interested.
> changes will be automatically reported, too.
> futher goals:
> we are adding personalized views, so you'll
> see the data in our favourite form rather
> than the standard view on the homepage.
> and we'll make it decentralized, so you can check out
> the software and run your own installation -
> peering the data with other installations.
> we try to support all event formats -
> both for input and for output.  so
> you could use the site to convert
> the data - just as a filter does.
> some day we hope to make tools available
> to convert data as a standalone program,
> so you can do this without pumping
> your data through the cloud.
> there are a lot more features to look at
> (our current list has 200+ - check the wiki).
> all this runs on django+python+trac, by the way.
> here it is:
>  GridCalendar - an Open Events Calendar
>  "free data, free formats, free software"
>  http://www.grical.org
> there's a mailing list and a wiki - and
> an IRC channel, too: #calendar (FreeNode)
> we'd love to see you add some events and
> let us know  how you like the experience.
> greetings from berlin
> Sven
> --
> Grid Calendar - an Open Events Calendar
> Free Data, Free Formats, Free Software
> www.gridcalendar.net + www.grical.org
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