[LINK] No deal with Yahoo! re Zimbra and Australian non-profits

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Tue Oct 28 16:28:21 EST 2008

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 11:29:12AM +1100, Darrell Burkey wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 10:30, Karl Auer wrote:
> > We've had good results with eGroupware, which is totally open and very
> > popular. Check out www.egroupware.org and click on "Applications" in the
> > sidebar menu to see what's in it. It runs on any webserver that supports
> > PHP and a relational database.
> A bit over a year ago when I started this exercise I wasn't getting good
> feedback about this project but you aren't the first one to mention it.
> We may have to revisit this and I appreciate the recommendation. 
> > If it has to be Zimbra though, why not sublicence? That is, you buy the
> > "seats" and dole them out to smaller organisations.
> They license based on 'domains'. So this is not an option.

stupid restrictions like this are precisely why i avoid proprietary
software.  as if one organisation only ever has exactly one domain.

why not use the open source version of zimbra (or egroupware) and use
the money you would have spent on the proprietary version of zimbra to
pay a programmer to add the features you want.

pretend open-source stuff like zimbra annoys me even more than honestly
proprietary software. i routinely ignore the latter so it doesn't
impact on me much at all, but fake open-source stuff wastes my time
investigating it until i figure that it's really proprietary crap in
open-source disguise.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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