Re: Calendar Software
From: Lyle Scheer (
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:25:29 -0700 (PDT)
Recomposing/resending as when I thought I sent it, it did not appear to
go out....

On 7/6/11 3:59 PM, Caity McCardell wrote:
> The Communications Team at Tierra Nueva Cohousing is working on adding
> a calendar to help us with event signup, meals, room reservations,
> etc., but we just haven't found one that fits most of our needs.
> This is what we're looking for:
> - email event alerts
> - multiple logins (everyone gets their own login)
> - Anyone (with an account) should be able to add an event.
> - People should be able only to edit their own events unless they are
> an admin-level user.
> - Multiple calendars (or one calendar with different types of events,
> or tags, or something... anything that lets us use different colors).
> - Resource (a room or a projector, for example) allocation.
> - Ideally integrates into either Wordpress or Drupal.
> Anyone using a calendar system that accommodates any of the above?
This doesn't really fit all of your requirements, but I thought I'd
share.  At Ashland Cohousing Community, we have software on our main
server (that runs Linux) called "DaviCal"  This
software basically mimics what an Apple OS X Calendar server would
perform.  Many of our residents have Macs, and there exist calendar
clients for Linux or Windows that will interface with Davical.

There is also software that will log in and render the calendar on a web

The nice thing about this is that there is fine grained access control. 
Personal calendars can be stored as well as group calendars.  You can
provide read only access, read-write access, or busy-free only access
(can't see what the item is, just that the time is taken).

It's not on Google, so it's not data on their servers.  It's on internal
servers.  However, you can access it securely and encrypted.  I can list
off any of our cohousing calendar data from my iPhone.  I can make
updates from my iPhone.

- Lyle

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