Groupware Bad - Users GOOD - Calendars USEFUL

Good old Jamie Zawinski has written yet another hardcore nerd document. This time is about the announcement of Novells new calendar server project called Hula. Hula is a new project to build an open source mail and calendar server.

And like always Jamie doesn't hold back:
And I said, "Jesus Mother of Fuck, what are you thinking! Do not strap the 'Groupware' albatross around your neck! That's what killed Netscape, are you insane?" He looked at me like I'd just kicked his puppy. If you want to do something that's going to change the world, build software that people want to use instead of software that managers want to buy. I said, instead of trying to build some all-singing all-dancing "collaboration server" where you're going to throw in all kinds of ridiculous line items like bulletin boards and task tracking and other shit, let's suppose you narrow your focus to just calendars.

Read the document.

February 24, 2005 07:38 AM | Posted in Mozilla

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Jaime's rants are always worth reading.

Site icon Comment by Robin at February 24, 2005 10:19 AM | Permalink

Way to offend 2 billion people with an opening phrase. Is this how we're spreading Firefox now?

Really, for the sake of Mozilla's image, such things should not show up at *mozillaZine feedHouse*. At least, edit out the profanity in your blurb and give a disclaimer by the link to the full document.

Comment by Feedhouse reader at February 24, 2005 08:36 PM | Permalink

Thanks for the info, I tried Hula out and it looks really promising. Seems they really listened to jzw.

Comment by David Tenser at February 24, 2005 10:39 PM | Permalink

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