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requesting position statement feedback with a deadline March 5.

Katie:

Helen the hub (target primarily small organization use)
riffing on formulaic position statement: superlative, label, qualifiers
  • The Chandler Project is creating an inventive, open source PIM for informal workgroups. PIM? We're building a desktop application and a web based application for shared tasks, calendars, notes, messages and other types of information. Informal workgroups? We're building this for people don't want the formality of a corporate application like Outlook. Groups who collaborate with people who don't all use the same software. Open source? The applications are free. A workplace, group or family has the option of downloading the server and running their own web application. You can even participate in building the applications with us: testing them, giving feedback about features, or even writing code. Inventive? We're no Outlook clone. We're tinkering with task, calendar and email features, taking risks and trying new things to get it just right for creative, collaborative groups. Try it out. Help us get it right.

Mimi:

Casual collaborator (target primarily non-business, social organizations, personal/family)

  • Chandler Hub lets you stay on top of what's going on around you without adding more complicated tools to your work routine or having to spend a lot of cycles managing other people's information. Get a view into your work groups task list, calendar, and notes and keep them up to date on your own activities. All you need is a web browser to share and your email to receive updates to shared items.

More general ideas:

  • Chandler is a personal workspace that seamlessly traverses private, shared and public information.
  • Chandler is a way to focus your team while at the same time distributing responsibility and sharing decision-making. (A riff on *
  • Heikki's pitch: http://wiki.osafoundation.org/Journal/PrototypePositioningStatements#Heikki's%20Pitches)
  • Chandler is a way to work together without disintegrating into decision-making by committee.
  • Chandler is a cat herder. (Is this offensive? I find it so spot-on.)
  • Chandler brings out the wisdom of small crowds.
  • Strength in small numbers.

  • Chandler pulls together the information you need, when you need it.
  • Chandler focuses you and your team on the information you need, when you need it.

  • Chandler liberates you from filing.
  • Don't file your data, manage, process, digest and share it.
  • See the information in your data.

  • Laissez-faire information management.


Priss:

Casual collaborator (target general use case)
  • Chander Hub is a common connection to share your schedule and coordinate with other people. Chandler Hub supports you whether you’re a committed everyday user or just 'dropping in' to leave a comment. Begin collaborating with other people today without all the commitments. Find flexibility in Chandler Hub—all the tools you'll need in work collaboration or to just simply keep yourself organized.

Sheila:

Helen the hub (target general small business use case)
  • Use the Chandler suite of open source products to stay on top of the information you manage on a daily basis. Share what's important to you to keep both yourself and your co-workers organized. Chandler gives you the flexibility to collaborate with others on projects at a variety of different levels.Take full advantage of all the Chandler Desktop features by collaborating with other desktop users in your office to share read-only or writable calendars, tasks, messages, notes and keep track of priorities. You can also communicate with other Chandler Desktop users via special message headers. Manage a shared task list or calendar with others who prefer to use a light-weight web ui through Chandler Hub.
Stay connected with with non-Chandler users by sending notifications of schedule updates and tasks to be worked on. Work smart, use Chandler.


Ted:

Open Source developer community (target general use case)
  • Chandler is a suite of open source projects aimed at helping small groups of people who work together: Chandler Desktop, an interpersonal PIM that currently provides calendaring, task management, and shared collections of items, and Chandler Server, which provide a server for Chandler data as well as an AJAX based web interface embodying ideas from the Chandler Desktop. The Chandler Desktop provides an extension mechanism that allows developers to expand the kinds of data types that Chandler users can manipulate and share. Chandler Server acts as a multi-protocol data hub to shared Chandler data, making it available via iCal/webcal, CalDAV, WebDAV and Atom/RSS. The Chandler projects are hosted by the Open Source Applications Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to "Create and gain wide adoption of Open Source application software of uncompromising quality".


Jared:

Hosted service, Helen the hub (target primarily small organization use)
  • Using Chandler Hub is a simple way to coordinate schedules and tasks with your whole group. Support for web, email, and desktop views give you and anyone you'd like flexible access for a flexible style.
  • If you're tired of trying to get everyone to use a single scheduling system, Chandler Hub lets you collaborate and coordinate with people without everyone needing an account.
  • Use Chandler Hub to coordinate work and play with people who already use a variety of tools.
  • Chandler Hub supports multiple calendars and task lists for your whole team, letting you share them with anyone you want using a browser or other desktop clients.

  • Chandler Hub differentiators: No account needed; integrates with desktop clients; can bring service in-house for free; interop
  • Chandler Hub "not" differentiators: Free; web-based calendar; read-only + read-write access


Pieter:

Casual collaborator (target primarily non-business, social organizations, personal/family)
  • Chandler™ is a great choice for your club calendar. You can even keep multiple calendars free of charge on OSAF's Chandler-Hub server -- for example, use a read-only one for public events, and read-write for others that committee members can update to schedule meetings. Each calendar has its own web addresses (URL) you use with your web browser. You can send the web address in an email or post it on your website. Your privacy is protected and your calendars are only as public as you want them to be. The read-only or read-write security is built into the URLs so you don't have to register with the website in order to use the calendars.

  • Chandler™ helps you coordinate your family's schedule. If everyone in your family uses a different kind of computer, then Chandler is for you. In addition to our downloadable software for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux, you can view and modify Chandler calendars from any web browser. You can change your daughter's soccer game location and add a doctor appointment for your mom from any computer on the internet. Your privacy is protected and your calendars are only as public as you want them to be. Your family instantly sees the changes you've made by using special web addresses (URL) for each of your calendars. Read-only or read-write security is built into the URLs so you don't have to register with the website in order to use the calendars.

  • Chandler™ is ideal for a caregiver network. Providing care for an elderly person is often the shared responsibility of a group of family, friends, and professional caregivers. Making appointments, checking in to see if scheduled medications and meals have been taken, and seeing who is on-duty, or on-call can be done from any internet-connected computer anywhere in the world. In addition to our free downloadable software for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux, you can view and modify Chandler calendars from any web browser. After you've updated an event or task like, "morning medication: DONE ", any of the caregivers can check in and see the changes you've made by using special web addresses (URL) for each of your calendars. Your privacy is protected and your calendars are only as public as you want them to be. Read-only or read-write security is built into the URLs so you don't have to register with the website in order to use the calendars.


-- PieterHartsook - 01 Mar 2007
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