Bedework is designed to conform to existing calendar standards. In particular:
- iCalendar: RFC 5545
Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification
- iTIP: RFC 5546
iCalendar Transport-Independent Interoperability Protocol
- CalDAV: RFC 4791
Calendaring Extensions to WebDAV
- CalDAV scheduling (IETF draft)
Scheduling Extensions to CalDAV
- CardDAV RFC 6352
vCard Extensions to Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning
- VVENUE: draft-norris-ical-venue-00
Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Venue Component Specification
The Bedework implementation team participates in the standards process as a member of CalConnect, the Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium, which is "focused on the interoperable exchange of calendaring and scheduling information between dissimilar programs, platforms, and technologies."
Interoperability with other calendar systems and clients by way of standards compliance is an important design goal of the Bedework system.