Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jun 2013 20:13 UTC
Google "In March we announced that CalDAV, an open standard for accessing calendar data across the web, would become a partner-only API because it appeared that almost all the API usage was driven by a few large developers. Since that announcement, we received many requests for access to CalDAV, giving us a better understanding of developers' use cases and causing us to revisit that decision. In response to those requests, we are keeping the CalDAV API public. And in the spirit of openness, today we're also making CardDAV - an open standard for accessing contact information across the web - available to everyone for the first time." Good move. Great for independent, small projects, specifically.
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Does Microsoft offer this?
by project_2501 on Wed 5th Jun 2013 22:34 UTC
project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

Does Microsoft offer the equivalent openness for their technology's calander and contact info?

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RE: Does Microsoft offer this?
by moondevil on Thu 6th Jun 2013 05:51 in reply to "Does Microsoft offer this?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Nice way to turn the subject, lets not forget that Google is no different than any other corporation and is doing this only due to public pressure.

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chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Of course all companies should make public (and royalty-free) all APIs that their products provide, and deserve to be called evil until they do so.

If they use open standards like CalDAV and CardDAV, that is even better.

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

But while Google has face to loose, MS isn't held to any promises (unless made to the jugdge).
That alone makes a difference.

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RE: Does Microsoft offer this?
by nej_simon on Thu 6th Jun 2013 13:11 in reply to "Does Microsoft offer this?"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

AFAICT they still only support their proprietary EAS protocol.

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