Computer History Museum (CHM), the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its impact on the human experience, today announced the public release and long-term preservation of the Eudora source code, one of the early successful email clients, as part of its Center for Software History’s Historical Source Code. The release comes after a five-year negotiation with Qualcomm.
The source code for both the Mac and Windows versions are released, and there’s a post on Medium with more details about this latest work by the Computer History Museum.
I’ve never used Eudora in any serious manner, so I don’t have the kind of connection with it that some others have. Still, I am always happy when ‘dead’ software’s source code is released as open source, so that it effectively never dies.
Blast from the past. Eudora was a mainstay back in the early days of computing. I probably still have a copy on my Mac SE in basement. It was rock solid.