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Scalix Expands Commitment to Open Source through Licensing Agreement with HP

  • 27 July, 2006 13:23

<p><span style="font-weight: bold;">San Mateo, CA and O’Reilly Open Source
Convention, Portland, OR — July 26, 2006 —</span> Scalix today
announced a new technology licensing agreement with HP that gives the
open source community access to the source code of Scalix’s
award-winning enterprise email and collaboration software. <br/>
<br/>
Under this new agreement, Scalix can freely distribute the source code
portions of the software based on HP Open Mail, a technology developed
by HP and first licensed to Scalix in 2003. Scalix’s open source
initiatives began after the company’s unveiling in 2003 and leverages
the recent success of the Scalix Community Edition, which has 10,000
servers and 1 million mail boxes deployed since being introduced in
August 2005.<br/>
<br/>
"Enterprise customers continue to broaden their usage of Linux and many
other open source based solutions around the world," said Mike Evans,
vice president of corporate development, Red Hat. “Scalix offers
customers a strong alternative to proprietary email and messaging
solutions. With this announcement, they also enable the opportunity for
a strong community to be built around Scalix. We're pleased to see
Scalix provide the value of an open source based model to the market."<br/>
<br/>
”We look forward to deepening our relationship with the open source
community to further accelerate our adoption as the best alternative to
Microsoft Exchange for the enterprise market,” said Glenn Winokur,
president and CEO, Scalix. “There are already over 2,000 registered
members of the Scalix Community who have been providing us with
enthusiastic input on how we can best engage with them. We will follow
through with expansion of our open source programs in the coming weeks.”<br/>
<br/>
“CIOs want enterprise-class, open source software that can solve real
business problems and Scalix has successfully built on the HP Open Mail
technology to address this need,” said Christine Martino, vice
president, Open Source and Linux Organization, HP. “The extension of
our licensing agreement will enable Scalix to continue to move the
technology forward as an open source solution for global enterprises.”<br/>
<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Scalix Open Source </span><br/>
Scalix began licensing HP Open Mail technology from HP in 2003 and
released the first Scalix product in early 2004, after investing over
50 man years of enhancements and updates. In October 2004, Scalix was
the first email and collaboration vendor to fully support Mozilla and
Firefox on equal parity with Internet Explorer. In December 2004,
Scalix introduced “ScalixReady for Open Source” a LAMP like stack of
open source email ecosystem companion products certified for
interoperability with Scalix. Scalix Community Edition, which has
10,000 servers and 1 million mail boxes in production deployment, was
released in August 2005. In February, 2006 Scalix released its
inaugural Open Source project, Scalix Connect for Evolution. <br/>
<br/>
“Scalix took the original HP Open Mail product and moved it forward as
a strong alternative to Microsoft Exchange,” added Winokur. “Our
customers are looking for ways to escape vendor lock-in and their ‘must
have’ list matches the Scalix offering – natively-supported Outlook via
MAPI, combined with a robust, interoperable AJAX-based
email/calendaring client that communicates flawlessly with a reliable,
scalable and field-proven email server.”<br/>
<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold;">About Scalix Corporation</span><br/>
Scalix is the leading provider of enterprise email and collaboration
software based on Linux and open source. Scalix provides an enterprise
email and collaboration alternative to Microsoft Exchange, with full
Outlook client support, on a Linux platform. The privately held company
is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices and
distribution partners in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. For
more information, visit <a href="http://www.scalix.com">www.scalix.com</a>.<br/>
<br/>
Scalix is a trademark of Scalix Corporation. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.<br/>
<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Contact Australian distribution
partner Custom Technology Australia </span><a href="http://www.customtech.com.au" style="font-weight: bold;">www.customtech.com.au</a><br/>
<br/></p>

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