Mitch Kapor is speaking about a subject near and dear to my heart: the needs of the small office to share mail, calendar and other information a la MS Exchange. Our office of 6 people tried this, but it was like using a bomb on an ant. A very complex, expensive bomb. Mitch is part of the Open Source Aplications Foundation, and is working on a project called Chandler that is Exchange-like in its functionality, but doesn't hurt the pocketbook or brain as much. He says that if they release Chandler and they haven't created an intuitive and empowering tool, then they will have failed.
As the IT Manager for a small company with exactly the needs he is addressing, I think I want to hug him.
This is all happening at the Supernova conference in Palo Alto, CA.
:: posted by Douglas, 6:25 PM |