What does it take for me to enable Sametime in the OnTime Group Calendar clients?
Most of the OnTime Group Calendar clients allows you to see the IBM Sametime awareness status of people alongside their calendar data. OnTime allows for fine grained control of the enablement of Sametime support using the settings system provided in the Configuration database. The Sametime awareness in OnTime may be enabled or disabled in the Global Settings for all users or on a per user basis. It is however important to understand the IBM license implications of enabling Sametime awareness.
Sametime awareness in the OnTime Group Calendar clients are provided using the IBM Sametime API. To use the API either directly or indirectly the user will need to have an IBM Sametime Standard license. A user who is entitled to Sametime per his or her Lotus Notes client access licence is granted an IBM Sametime Entry license and hence cannot enable Sametime awareness in OnTime without violating the IBM license terms.
We understand that this is contrary to what most users and organizations believe but it is however the sad reality.
Please note that the above doesn't apply to customer using the Sametime awareness in the classic Notes interface of the OnTime Group Calendar version 9.7 or prior.