Calendaring and Scheduling Standards Simplification

Document Charter Calendaring and Scheduling Standards Simplification WG (calsify)
Title Calendaring and Scheduling Standards Simplification
Last updated 2010-12-10
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The Calendaring and Scheduling standards, defined in RFC's 2445, 2446,
  and 2447 were released in November 1998, and further described in RFC
  3283. They were designed to progress the level of interoperability
  between dissimilar calendaring and scheduling systems. The Calendaring
  and Scheduling Core Object Specification, iCalendar, succeeded in
  establishing itself as the common format for exchanging calendaring
  information across the Internet. On the other hand, only basic
  interoperability has been achieved between different scheduling 
  The Calsify working group is chartered to:
  (1) Revise the Calendaring and Scheduling Standards to advance the
  state of interoperable calendaring and scheduling by addressing
  the known interoperability issues, errata, and problems found based on
  implementation experience.
  (2) Clarify the registration process for iCalendar extensions (i.e.,
  the current core object specification only provides a template
  to register new properties).
  (3) Provide a means to ease transition from, and to co-exist with,
  the earlier iCalendar standards to the new ones.
  Proposing an XML representation or transformation of iCalendar
  objects is out of the scope of this working group.
  Depending on the results of the update process on the standards 
  documents the working group will consider whether advancing the 
  documents to draft standard is appropriate. If we decide to move the 
  documents to draft status, milestones may get changed and/or added
  to allow for any additional work necessary to advance the documents.