I can guess you've played on wikis a bit... Give me a yelp if there's anything I can do to help you out. - Amgine / t·e 05:17, 6 January 2012 (CET)
 Occupy Calendars
Google calendar is an implementation of CalDAV, a subset of the WebDAV file-sharing standards. There are many implementations of the CalDAV standards as clients - pretty much every desktop software on every operating system can subscribe to CalDAV calendars. There are also many implementations of CalDAV servers, including open source versions.
What this means is: you do not need to use Google. You just need a private instantiation of a CalDAV server.
- Amgine / t·e 02:57, 14 June 2012 (CEST)
Hey Amgine! Haven't been adding stuff here in a while, but there is an international FB group going of Occupy FB Admins and there was an idea to create an international calendar. I figured that the Google approach was the simplest. I would love to learn more about CalDAV and WebDAV though. Not everyone is using Google but there already a lot that are. Would this work with both Google and Non-Google calendars or would it require wholesale conversion by all occupy locations to specific software?
Ronnie 02:54, 15 June 2012 (CEST)
- The CalDAV server is like a mail server, only it serves calendars and events rather than e-mails and attachments. You need a *client* to actually display the calendars, just like you do to check your e-mail.
- The problem is both versions of the Google clients spy on people who look at the calendar, and the Google Server spies on all the calendar events and the people who connect to them.
- What would be preferred is a web-based open source client which can display the calendars to many people without using the Google java script. There are such clients, and I would love to have funding to dedicate time to implementing one of them in MediaWiki. I am fairly certain there are clients built for other CMS as well, such as WordPress and Drupal, but I have not gone looking for them.
- There is much more to discuss about this project: like you don't need or want to centralize all events in a single calendar, but instead you want to be able to *display* all the events in a single centralized calendar site. The two are not the same, and the latter is quite possible using CalDAV's decentralized model (which includes being able to continue to use Google, but adding other possibilities as well.) I will probably talk too much, however, so I'll let this suffice for now. Share my name with the FB groups if you'd like; I don't use FB so won't be able to participate there.
- - Amgine / t·e 05:14, 15 June 2012 (CEST)