Open-Xchange Unveils Community Project To Build Next Generation Open Source Collaboration Suite

New AJAX based web interface provides unprecedented user experience. All

relevant code released under General Public License and Creative Commons


Mar 12, 2007, 01:00 ET from Open-Xchange Inc.

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Open-Xchange Inc., the
 leading provider of open source collaboration software, today announced the
 opening of the Open-Xchange Community project and the availability of
 source code and development documentation for its latest AJAX-based email
 and groupware technology.
     Open-Xchange and the world's leading web-hosting company, 1&1 Internet,
 recently announced the availability of MailXchange, 1&1's hosted email and
 collaboration solution based upon Open-Xchange Inc.'s award winning Smart
 Collaboration(TM) technology. Open-Xchange today is releasing the source
 code of 1&1 MailXchange server components under General Public License
 (GPL) and the AJAX-based user interface under Creative Commons License
 "Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5".
     "We are thrilled to unveil our community project and to make available
 as open source our industry leading email and collaboration technologies,"
 said Frank Hoberg, CEO of Open-Xchange. "We developed our new AJAX-based
 products to support our recent customer win with 1&1 Internet, which
 delivered the largest open source software win in history. We are now
 making those industry tested AJAX solutions available to everyone through
 our community web site."
     Based on work with 1&1 Internet, Open-Xchange now includes a new
 easy-to- use web user interface that is built on AJAX technology. The new
 user interface enables tool tips, draggable items, and right-click menus in
 the user interface. This open and standard compliant software architecture
 enables partners and developers to integrate third party information
 systems and content of popular web applications from companies like Google,
 eBay, Amazon, and Yahoo into Open-Xchange. Additionally, Open-Xchange is
 releasing source code and documentation for developers of the next
 generation Open-Xchange Server. The open source components include a new
 Open-Xchange servlet engine using Apache Jserv Protocol (AJP) to
 communicate with a webserver like Apache.
     "Today, Open-Xchange provides native language support for English,
 French, and German," said Martin Krauss, CTO of Open-Xchange. "Our
 community has developed additional language support for Spanish, Russian,
 Italian, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Czech, and Norwegian. Our community
 has also developed installers for more than twenty Linux distributions. We
 fully expect this fantastic community response to continue and thrive with
 the creation of our community project and the release of our AJAX source
     For further information and participation, please visit
     About Open-Xchange Server
     Open-Xchange Server delivers Smart Collaboration(TM) that simplifies
 everyday life, work and social interactions. It is based on AJAX, open
 source software and open standards and offers reliable and scalable
 messaging and advanced groupware solutions. Open-Xchange Server offers
 email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and knowledge management. Unique features
 of Open-Xchange Server include: Infostore, a common repository of
 documents, bookmarks and knowledge entries; Documail, the integration of
 email and document sharing/version control; Smart Links between all
 collaboration objects; Smart Privacy, that lets users define read and write
 access to all collaboration objects; and Universal Access, the ability to
 access the server from the widest variety of browsers, clients and mobile
 devices. Organizations use the Open-Xchange Server's GUI-based
 administration module featuring Tiered Entitlement to implement role-based
 user management.
     Launched in August 2004, Open-Xchange's open source project is licensed
 under the General Public License for the software program and the Creative
 Commons, Attribution, Noncommercial, ShareAlike or CC:by-nc-sa for the
 digital content or Web Access Add-on. Open-Xchange Server has been recently
 awarded LinuxWorld's Product Excellence Award, ServerWatch's Product
 Excellent Award, and InfoWeek's Server Product of the Year.
     About Open-Xchange Inc.
     Open-Xchange Inc. is the innovator of scalable and integrated open
 source email and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic
 institutions, and government authorities. Open-Xchange enables web-hosting
 companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered
 using Software as a Service (SaaS). Internet service providers (ISPs) and
 hosting providers, led by 1&1 Internet, deliver advanced email and
 groupware features through Open- Xchange to millions of users. Open-Xchange
 Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with
 research, development, and operations in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For
 more information, please visit
     William Peterson
     Page One Public Relations for Open-Xchange

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