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Open Source email by Scalix!

I'll be blogging on some of the (well...most of what grabs my attention)Open Source news. More so because I'm into that "Open Source Enterprize Package" solution which we will be proposing for that international project for Uganda. All that we'll be running on one big server with 100% redundancy. All client communication will run through the WiMax towers which these guys have in abundance. The idea is to provide support for a cluster of technical colleges across that country.

Anyways on the server level (we'll come to client pcs soon as well) I am looking to propose all that on VMware Server OR ESX Servers. So we'll keep a good look out for the developments in the Open Source world.

With Scalix releasing an OpenSource version of its email server, I will have to find a way to round up a couple of email servers I have.

The Community Edition will include:

Scalix Community Edition Open Source will consist of the Scalix Server, a new web services API platform for application integration, the Scalix Installer, the Scalix Administration Console, Scalix Web Access Mobile and new search and indexing services, as well as Scalix Ready open source components. The open source project will be based on Scalix’s upcoming major release of their commercial enterprise product family, scheduled for community preview in August 2006. Phased release of open source components will continue through March 2007.

Scalix will release as binaries: Unlimited Standard Users and 25 free Premium Users. Scalix will release as source code: Scalix Mail Server, Scalix Administration Console, Scalix Web Access Mobile.

A graphical overview of the Scalix Server

And on the Business Intelligence (BI) end, ObjectWeb is moving aggresively into the BI market as well. We already are watching Pentaho there but we'll watch ObjectWeb as well. Cognos and Business Objects would be the proprietary (read not so ycool anymore) counterparts here.

Anyways our deal is simple. We don't want to spend on licenses etc and want to use the power of Open Source to power up our enterprize. So keep watching...


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