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
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 www.open-xchange.com.
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