Max M had often needed to parse and generate iCalendar files. Finally he got tired of writing ad-hoc tools. This package is his attempt at making an iCalendar package for Python. The inspiration has come from the email package in the standard lib, which he thinks is pretty simple, yet efficient and powerful.
At the time of writing this, last version was released more then 2 years ago. Since then many things have changes. For one, RFC 2445 was updated by RFC 5545 which makes this package. So in some sense this package became outdated.