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Narrative Data on a Secure Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042393D
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Curtis, DE Vincent, JP Weidmann, ME [+details]

Abstract

Calendaring flexibility and business relationships are improved by providing an owner of a secure calendar an ability to provide other viewers with a narrative note. Computer calendar application programs must provide for the security of users' scheduled events. Generally, the range of access provided varies from the calendar being completely open for view and change, the calendar being viewable but not changeable, only the calendar hours being viewable but not event descriptions, to the calendar being completely secret. Consider the case where the event descriptions cannot be viewed by others. It would be advantageous for an owner to be able to leave a viewable note on the calendar notifying others that the owner is out of town, or on vacation, etc., while leaving the event descriptions non-viewable.