JSCalendar: A JSON representation of calendar data
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, Daniel Migault <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'JSCalendar: A JSON representation of calendar data' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-calext-jscalendar-24.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'JSCalendar: A JSON representation of calendar data' (draft-ietf-calext-jscalendar-24.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Calendaring Extensions Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Adam Roach, Alexey Melnikov and Barry Leiba. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-calext-jscalendar/
Technical Summary This specification defines a data model and JSON representation of calendar data that can be used for storage and data exchange in a calendaring and scheduling environment. It aims to be an alternative, and over time successor to, the widely deployed iCalendar data format and to be unambiguous, extendable and simple to process. In contrast to the JSON-based jCal format, it is not a direct mapping from iCalendar and expands semantics where appropriate. Working Group Summary There were no controversy. Though the draft is defining an important change for calendar objects. The document did not raise any opposition. In addition, this document undergo a significant number of reviews, and lots of discussions happened at the IETF as well as during Calconnect meetings. Calconnect discussions have been reported by the co-authors as well as during interim meetings organized during Calconnect sessions. Document Quality There are a number of implementations. FastMail, has multiple implementations that works for beta users. This includes a perl implementation. The open-source Cyrus IMAP project includes a C implementation to translate from and to iCalendar. I suspect other implementations are developped and deployed including Personnel Daniel Migault is the document shepherd and Barry Leiba is the responsible AD.