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

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Tue Oct 28 18:47:13 EST 2008


Craig Sanders wrote:
> 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.
>   
With you on all counts, Craig. A year ago, my view may have been
different; but having taken the plunge ('we don' need no stinkin'
dual-boot), I have not found any reason to regret the decision.

RC
> craig
>
>   



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