Dear Mr Shawn,
THank you for your recent mail.
As I said i a recent message, in order to move my institution towards
open-source products and related services, I need the appropriate tools and
For me, the KDE applications, aethera and kivio, you are developping, are
such tools we ( = the community + I) have long expected.
I need a groupware solution (that can use our LDAP directory) closely
linked to shared calendars, shared folders, connection to PIM (IPAQ and
Palm V), email lists ...
As the ICT manager, I have a rather strong influence on where we will spend
our money and how ( for me, this is rather buying services we can rely on
than products that are closed and that will soon appear not open enough, and
We are decided to use more and more ZOPE as a backend and server. have you
considered using ZOPE as the server , for example for the shared calendars,
for aethera ? How coul I help you considering ZOPE for such a use : this
would be really convenient for us as it would mean we could integrate aethera
and the web based calendar+groupware+workflow we are considering.
I suppose such requirements are similar to the ones many companies and
institutions like mine have. Maybe, all these institutions could team up and
support you along these lines.
For me a VERY important point you satisfy, and for which once again I want to
thank you, is that the application be free software.
Some more questions:
1/ which standards are you following for example for the calendaing features
or the taks and appointment requests ?
2/ will the application be compatible with Evolution ?
3/ You say
> > Python will be woven into all of our applications as a scripting
> > component. It isn't there yet, but it will be.
For kivio and aethera, what are your plans (release dates ) ?
4/ How can I help you get further ?
- Try and collect money,
- find people/teams/developpers especially KDE who could help you and your
company - or shoudl I say kompany at developping or selling local support ?
I am better at that - convincing people and finding money - than at writing
applications so I'll stick to what I am best of.
Avenue du Pérou 29
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