Linked by David Adams on Fri 15th Jul 2005 15:50 UTC
In the News Open-Xchange Inc., maker of an open source version of Microsoft's Exchange server software, will bundle its open source collaboration platform with Novell/SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux distributions. The platform, called Open-Xchange Server 5 (OX), is an open source-licensed collaboration suite that offers a typical array of collaboration features, including e-mail, calendar, contacts, appointments, tasks and others. All are accessible either via a Web client or a fat client, including Outlook, Palm and KDE Kontact.
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www.openxchange.org
by evert on Fri 15th Jul 2005 16:11 UTC
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2005-07-06

I visited their webiste, www.openxchange.org

and didn't understand a shit of it, looks to me like it's "business" soundbites and lots of pooh-pooh. even microsoft exchange is not marketed in such a way.

i am more interested in what it actually DOES, and which protocols are supported and so on.

maybe there is wonderful software and integration behind the effort, but they hide it very good.

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RE: www.openxchange.org
by on Sat 16th Jul 2005 02:20 in reply to "www.openxchange.org"
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Some confusion here. There's at least openXchange http://www.openxchange.org/ , open-xchange open source http://mirror.open-xchange.org/ox/EN/community/ and open-xchange commercial http://www.openexchange.com/ .

This story appears to be referring to open-xchange open source.

They all might consider a name change or a consistent adjective if they want more mindshare and to avoid confusion. Apart from anything else, openxchange is a pretty unmemorable name. Generic names only seem to work when you're dominant in the market. Maybe that's what they're aiming for. ;-)

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