Apple joins Open Standards Calendaring Group

The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium, CalConnect, announced on Tuesday that Apple Computer has joined its organization. The consortium promotes the exchanging calendaring and scheduling data between different applications across different operating systems.

Apple has been a significant contributor to the CalDAV standard that iCal will adopt in Mac OS X 10.5, and it will bring that expertise to the group. Apple also is releasing source code for the iCal Server that will be a part of Mac OS X 10.5 Server next year.

CalConnect currently consists of 11 companies, 13 Universities, a research facility and open source foundations.