You may recall that the Open Source Application Foundation recently received a $98,000 grant to help extend Chandler (their first product, a personal information manager) to meet the needs of higher education. They’ve now released a report that outlines their plans: Chandler in Higher Education – “Westwood”. Westwood will build on the first full, stable release of Chandler.

After working closely with representatives from a number of universities we concluded there were four key recommendations for incremental functionality in Westwood:

  1. Nomadic usage and central Repositories
  2. Standards based Calendar Access Protocol (CAP) Client
  3. Full interoperability with standards based infrastructure
  4. Robust security framework

The full report is actually fairly interesting.