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Introduction to CalConnect
CalConnect's major activities are:
Under the auspices of the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) significant work has been done on Calendaring and Scheduling standards in recent years. The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium will build upon this work extending existing specifications and developing new ones, conducting interoperability testing, and by promoting the widespread adoption and implementation of these and future Calendaring and Scheduling standards and the general acceptance and use of interoperable Calendaring and Scheduling among the internet-using community.
Membership in CalConnecct is open to any organization interested in furthering the goals of the Consortium upon submission and acceptance of a membership application and payment of the appropriate dues. The Consortium invites members from
Steering Committee and Technical Committees
The technical affairs and direction of the Consortium will be directed by a Steering Committee made up of representatives chosen from Consortium members. In addition, the Consortium will establish Technical Committees as necessary, open to all members of the Consortium and headed by chairs from Consortium members. Technical Committees will have a well-focused charter and a specific timeframe in which to accomplish their work.
CalConnect holds three CalConnect events or "CalConnect weeks" per year, generally at the end of January, May, and September. These events consist of an Interoperability Test Event for the first 2.5 days, followed by a CalConnect Conference the remainder of the week. The CalConnect Conference is where CalConnect Technical Committees hold in-person sessions on ongoing work and report on work to day, together with other scheduled events such as workshops and BOFs.
Work in progress is restricted to CalConnect members. However, all completed work products are intended to be publicly and freely available and posted on the CalConnect website or submitted to standards bodies for further progression.
CalConnect is not itself a formal Standards Settingt Organization in that it does not actuallly publish standards. CalConnect does develop specifications and protocols in its domain, which may either be published by CalConnect as experimental protocols, or submitted to an actual SSO such as the IETF or OASIS for further progression and to become a standard.