[clug-talk] Contact Management server?
ian.bruseker at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 22:49:22 PDT 2009
2009/8/22 Shawn <sgrover at open2space.com>
> I am starting to get a large stack of business cards and want to set up a
> centralized listing for these. I rebuild my workstation on a regular basis,
> and don't want to have to worry about backing up my contacts info. Also, I
> want to be able to access my contact list if I'm using my laptop, or away
> from my own computers - maybe a web interface. This seems to call for a
> server, rather than a client tool.
> What do you use?
> I know I can set up an LDAP server, but then I'd need to worry about schema
> compatibility (i.e. schema A might work with Evolution, but not Thunderbird,
> etc.). What other options are there?
Ok, I realize I'm way late to this party, but I think I came across the
answer to your question while doing my semi-annual "can I ditch Exchange
now?" google-ing, and the answer is CardDAV. Someone did think of this very
problem (someone at Apple, apparently).
Unfortunately it would seem the only real working implementation out there
that anyone is talking about is OS X Server's Address Book Server. Probably
not what you're looking for. ;-)
But, it's a standard, and there seems to be work on getting other
implementations going. Check out this site for both server and client
plug-in links: http://carddav.calconnect.org/
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