Tarrytown, NY (PressExposure) April 19, 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 at Eclipse."
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 http://freshmeat.net.
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 http://www.eclipse.org.