- Telephone meeting
- Toll-free (North America): (800) 966-1573
- Toll-free (Germany): 0080040402020
- Toll call (elsewhere): +1 (703) 736-7449
- Conference ID: 894594
dmose, mhovis, jminta, ctalbert, Mike Beltzner, Mike Connor, mvl, lilmatt, garyvdm
Since this was a phone meeting, the meeting log is incomplete. All the quotes are paraphrased statements, and some of the quotes are probably not attributed to the correct people. But, it's a fairly decent record of the conversation.
- Calendaring Goals
- Lower the barrier to entry (ease of use, interoperability)
- Does what the user needs to
- Focus on making data unsticky, whether it means expanding back end support or having excellent import/export functionality
- Drive calendar standards so that they become as ubiquitous/normal/easy to use as email
- Target (Imaginary) Users
- Focus on what tasks the users perform, and how to solve those well
- Focus on the top 5 things each user type will want to do with the calendar software
- Remember that users have tasks and concerns not related to the software. They use the tool because they need a calendar, not because they like calendaring.
- Much discussion regarding Outlook/backending exchange, corporate versus non-corporate users. No decision
- Should not focus on being an Outlook replacement, focus on being a good product
- Need to keep UI uncluttered, but extensible for users that are using calendar sharing functionality
- Calendar Sharing (iTIP, iMIP, Freebusy, Publishing support etc) are major functional pieces that must be considered in context of target User Tasks
- Overall Product Definition
- Use the net to make time management and scheduling easier for people
- Ease of interoperability with other calendaring systems
- Lots of choice in terms of calendar applications, but little innovation in calendar applications
- Drive calendar innovation and standards adoption
- Defined in combination with Thunderbird?
- iTIP and iMIP are easier in Lightning
- Lightning must be defined in terms of the Thunderbird UI, and there may be constraints there
- Address book integration is going to be very difficult (system addrbooks on MAC, using default mail client)
- iTIP and iMIP infrastructure must be able to take advantage of whatever mail client is on the system
- Try to keep Sunbird and Lightning as close together as possible and make decisions with regard to user tasks and behavior.