I think the real goal should be getting all of the pieces to agree on interchange methods. I
think that office suite software is already too broad an item for being all within a single
It should be that, if you're using LDAP, and using the agreed-upon schema, any mail server
software you happen to pick will need no modification from the defaults for configuration.
Furthermore, all mail clients will be able to find the user's mail, again with no
I think there needs to be a community of developers of different pieces of software such that,
when a mail client developer is adding something to their software to let the user mark a
message as spam, they can have the result of this action be the same as any other mail client
doing the same thing, and inform spam filter software. All of the representation decisions
that are currently made within projects and not publicized to other projects would be made
explicitly and in a forum where other projects' decisions are findable, and where the group
consensus, once one forms, is clear.