Apple revealed on Monday that one of Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard’s” new features will be support in iCal for CalDAV, an open standard for enabling electronic calendar access via WebDAV. On Tuesday, the
Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium
announced that Apple has joined their group.
Dave Thewlis, executive director of the Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium, said in a statement that Apple has been a significant contributor to the development of CalDAV and other calendaring standards. What’s more, Apple will release source code for iCal Server when Mac OS X Server Leopard is made available next spring, he said.
The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium comprises 11 companies, and includes open-source foundations, a research facility and 13 universities.