Scalix to Go Open Source

Scalix plans to open source its Community Edition. This doesn't affect its Enterprise Edition business, but it should help Scalix be better regarded in the FLOSS community.

Scalix is based on technology licensed from HP -- specifically, OpenMail. When this analyst was at HP, we thought it would be impossible to open source OpenMail. We believed it was too polluted with things we didn't have the rights to publish. For example, dbVista and the Microsoft-proprietary TNEF unpacker.

However, it seems that the opened code won't include the MAPI Outlook service provider. By specifying the "Community Edition," Scalix is signaling that it won't publish the source of things like MAPI, TNEF, Active Directory integration, and Ajax group scheduling. ... Richi Jennings

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