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Re: [Calendula-devel] OFBiz

From: Darryl Caldwell
Subject: Re: [Calendula-devel] OFBiz
Date: 18 Aug 2003 09:06:41 -0700

Welcome, Phillip.

I just skimmed through It is an interesting project, similar
in a lot of ways to GNUe. Calendula is part of the GNU project so we
will definitely be going GPL. But I will give ofbiz a closer look later.

The Calendula roadmap, E-R diagram, database schema, and a brief article
about the project can be found in CVS at:

I am presently looking at the database schemas from InfoCentral
( and ebase ( to see if we can
collaborate/standardize on a good data model. Everyone is welcome to
chime in. The next discussion is design.


On Mon, 2003-08-18 at 05:53, Phillip Mills wrote:
> Hi, I'm new here.
> As an introduction, I've been developing software for about twenty-five 
> years and have an interest in non-profit organizations gained mostly by 
> knowing someone who is closely tied to that sector.  (My wife consults 
> on issues of organization and governance.)  As a result I'm very 
> interested in seeing some sector-specific software exist that would 
> help NPs move away from the cash drain of existing products.  I also 
> think there are major benefits for smaller NPs in taking control of 
> their own data via software that's client-neutral.
> Related to this, I've been paying attention to a number of projects.  
> My first question is whether people here are familiar with the Open For 
> Business project (<>).  I suspect that if 
> applications designed for non-profits were added to the OFBiz 
> infrastructure there would be a good payback from being to interoperate 
> with the existing and planned OFBiz applications.
> I've traded e-mail with one of their originators on the general subject 
> of non-profit customizations.  Here's a portion of his response:
> "I think it would be neat to have some of the applications you listed 
> below as part of the project. Membership management could most likely 
> be managed as is through the Party Manager, and Event Management 
> through the WorkEffort Manager. Tracking fund raising, 
> awards/grants/etc, and so on would require some work that would 
> probably be pretty specific to use by NPs, but still generic enough (in 
> my opinion) to include in the open source project."
> He finishes with:
> "Anyway, it sounds interesting. Let us know what kind of project you 
> are working on and how we might be able to help."
> Whether or not there's any connection to be made there, I'm also 
> interested in what's being proposed as features for Calendula and would 
> like to help if I can.
> ........................
> Phillip Mills
> Multi-platform software development
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