Open-Xchange Joins Eclipse Foundation
Membership Broadens Developer and User Community for Java-based
TARRYTOWN, NY, March 27, 2008 - Open-Xchange Inc., the leading
independent open source alternative to Microsoft Exchange, today
announced that it has joined the Eclipse Foundation as a new member.
"Open-Xchange is the only independent, open source collaboration
software project and product and as such, we are committed to embracing
a fully open development framework that is cross platform and that
embraces industry standards," said Rafael Laguna, CEO, Open-Xchange.
"Today, we are inviting the Eclipse community to fully participate in
the evolution of our open communication platform and by doing so,
offering contributors and industry partners long-term security to
continue independent development."
Open-Xchange offers email, calendar, contacts, tasks and document
sharing providing companies with all the tools needed to facilitate
communication and efficient teamwork. Users improve their communication
and teamwork with simple, intuitive tools and intelligent features, such
as smart links between calendar appointments, task lists, contacts,
documents, bookmarks and knowledge articles.
The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, open source community whose
projects are focused on building an open development platform that helps
cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of
complementary products and services.
"Whenever members launch new innovative technology, it helps us generate
more interest in Eclipse. We are pleased to welcome Open-Xchange as a
member of the Eclipse Foundation and welcome their expertise," said Mike
Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "We look
forward to Open-Xchange's participation in the rapidly growing ecosystem
Open-Xchange provides highly scalable collaboration server components,
installation and administration tools based on Eclipse.org Equinox,
optimized for ISPs, hosters and telcos. Open-Xchange Server, with its
fault tolerant design, self-healing abilities and serviceability without
any downtime requirements, plus scalability and maintenance features, is
ideally suited for large scale deployments for up to several millions of
concurrent users. This enables Open-Xchange to provide customers with
hosted groupware functionality with enhanced capabilities at a fraction
of the cost of competing products. With Open-Xchange's AJAX frontend,
users have access to all capabilities of Open-Xchange Server in SaaS
(Software as a Service) offerings without requiring any local
installation or maintenance. All components of Open-Xchange are
available as open source.
Open-Xchange is available for free download at popular open source
portals such as sourceforge.net and freshmeat.net. To contribute to
Open-Xchange Community Edition developers should visit
http://www.open-xchange.com/header/community_area.html. Open-Xchange is
# 130 in popularity out of 44,051 projects listed on
About the Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on
providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks
for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks
that span the software development lifecycle, including support for
modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others,
testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications
and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology
vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions
and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform. The
Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation
that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse
Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org.
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 Hosting Edition
enables web-hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich
application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). Internet service
providers (ISPs), telcos and hosting providers, led by 1&1 Internet,
deliver advanced email and groupware features through Open-Xchange
Hosting Edition 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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