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Re: [opensuse] email/pim wanted
  • From: Sandy Drobic <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2007 22:26:54 +0100
  • Message-id: <45C4FE1E.608@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Robert Lewis wrote:
> So, here is an example.
> League official his honor Mr. Smith
> wants to set up a mailing list for his baseball league.
> Picture a hierarchical tree, with "ALL" at the root.
> "ALL" is an email list that contains everybody's name, email, phone#, etc.
> A subset of "ALL" is "LEAGUE", which contains players, coaches, parents,
> hot-dog vendors, stadium managers, etc. That is, everybody connected with
> the league, but not Mr. Smith's other contacts (like his friends, his
> family, etc)
> So, under "LEAGUE" are folders for each team. and for food-vendors, umpires,
> coaches, each stadium. AND, get this, any one person can appear in
> any, or all
> lists.
> If a person is added to a particular team, his info should
> *automatically* be added to
> all of the nodes above him. In this example adding to "team" should
> automatically
> add to "LEAGUE" and to "ALL".

This is a job for a sql database, where you have a web interface for
managing the users/groups. Adding/deleting/moving users is a job for a script.

> info cards should be able to be graphically drag-n-dropped to copy or move
> between nodes.

That would be difficult for a web interface, though not impossible to do.

> Individuals need to be identified across several fields, not just
> email address or phone number because several people,
> like husband and wife, might share the same email and phone number.
> Thunderbird fails this.
> Integrated with email for sending to everybody in a list.
> If two lists are emailed to, no dups should be sent.

Again, this is a job for a sql query.

So, how much is your client willing to pay for this?
If it is not in the 4 digit range, you need some poor sod that won't be
paid for the work.


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