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2009-05-13 - 00:35:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Open: MySQL | Open Source | Open Stack |

"Yak shaving" is a wonderful term – reckoned to have been coined by Carlin Vieri at MIT – that boils down to a "you can't get that done without doing this … and this … and this … " (cf. "when you're up to your neck in alligators, it's easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swamp"). Well, earlier today I was thinking about my on-line diary. I wrote the first version – based on individual files for each month that were manually edited – back in 2002, and the following year converted it to use a MySQL database backend that could be edited and maintained fully online. It is still online and has been doing its job very successfully since then. However …

It isn't iCal or CalDAV compatible. It does have a dump-to-Outlook option, but that is it. And this afternoon I started wondering again whether I should get around to making it more, um, "Web 2.0'ish".

But back to the yak-shaving. After thinking about it, and reading Wikipedia articles, and searching for and reading the sites for different products (OpenSource only, naturally) I ended up concluding that it might actually be sensible to install a complete 'Collaboration Suite' instead of just a calendar server.

So I am. If it works I'll let you know!



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