kyle at actarg.com
Fri Mar 18 14:16:19 MST 2005
Action Target is a local manufacturing company that runs mostly on Linux
and other open-source software. We have a number of new project ideas
we think would be an asset to the open-source community. We would be
willing to be a partial sponsor of a programmer who would like to take
on one or more of these projects. We will be offering this to any
programmer who would like to participate, but would like to give the
local community a first shot at this.
Here are a few project ideas we are hoping to be able to sponsor. If
anyone is interested, feel free to contact me at kyle at actarg.com.
- imap to sql gateway
This would be an imap server which would use an sql (or other arbitrary
backend) as its data store. This would allow you to use any standard
email agent like mozilla, evolution, etc. but have your email stored
in a relational, shared database so it could be integrated with other
- ldap to sql gateway
This would be an ldap server which would use an sql (or other arbitrary
backend) as its data store. This would allow contact information to be
stored in a relational database, but then be accessed by mozilla,
evolution, or any other similar frontend.
- mozilla plugin for UPS printer
In order for small businesses to use the UPS on-line shipping system,
they are currently forced to use a Windows based terminal. The UPS
shipping system is web based, so that works OK, but when it comes to
printing a shipping label (generated by the UPS site), it is required
to have a browser pluging which will receive the print file (a Zebra
standard print file) and send it to the local printer. This would be
a fairly simple plugin but would require someone who actually knows
how to make a plugin. The rest of the code should not be complex.
- evolution to sql gateway
Evolution supports the notion of shared calendars and multiple and
backend data stores. It would be helpful to many to have an interface
layer to allow one to write a set of SQL scripts which would interact
an arbitrary sql backend to retrieve and store calendar data. This way,
the calendar data could interact with other programs and processes (in
addition to working inside evolution).
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