My failed experiment with CalDAV/CardDAV

In an ongoing quest to attempt to lessen my Google dependancy, I decided to self-host my Calendar and Contacts using Baïkal. Installing and configuring Baïkal is sufficiently documented elsewhere. This post is a 9somewhat short) account of why I’m giving up on self-hosted contacts and calendars. Google The problems can be summed up into these bullet points: It is assumed (and practically required) to use Google Play Store Google Play Store requires a Google Account Google Account means you have Mail, Calendar, and Contacts Simply adding your google account into your phone causes Mail, Calendar and Contacts to sync.