Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2008
Open-Xchange Inc., the leading provider of open source groupware, today announced the availability of open source software packages of Open-Xchange Server for most popular Linux distributions.
Available at http://www.open-xchange.com/wiki/index.php?title=CommunitySoftwareRepositories,
Open-Xchange provides the latest software packages of Open-Xchange Server for free download and use - prepared for most popular versions of Linux, including:
- Debian Etch
- Fedora 8
- openSUSE 10.2, 10.3, 11
- Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10, 8.04
Using the openSUSE Build Service, a new tool sponsored by Novell, Open-Xchange is building and packaging applications for a large number of distributions. Open-Xchange configures the openSUSE Build Service once, with reproduction and compilation done automatically. To contribute to the ongoing development of Open-Xchange Server, users and developers are invited to visit http://www.open-xchange.com/header/community_area.html.
"Using openSUSE helps us to increase the use of Open-Xchange Server by making our software available to an even broader audience," said Juergen Geck, CTO of Open-Xchange. "We welcome participation by the open source community and are fully committed to open standards and enabling industry partners and community members to extend this Java- and OSGi-based communication platform far beyond traditional groupware functionality."
Open-Xchange offers email, calendar, contacts, tasks and document sharing to provide companies with all the tools needed to facilitate communication and efficient teamwork. Customers can improve 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.
"I'm really happy that the openSUSE Build Service is helping Open-Xchange package their software for all distros," said Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, openSUSE Community Manager. "A rising tide lifts all boats, and by making it easier for developers and ISVs to package software for all major Linux distributions, we're helping to promote the use of Linux everywhere."
As of today, Open-Xchange Server is installed by more than 3,500 companies and organizations worldwide. Leading hosting providers, led by Network Solutions (U. S.), 1&1 Internet (U.S. and Germany), JMF (Japan), OVH (France), and Hostpoint (Switzerland), provide more millions of users worldwide with hosted business-class email, personal information management (PIM), and full groupware solutions built on Open-Xchange.
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, N.Y., with research, development, and operations in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.open-xchange.com.
Contact: Bill Baker, Baker Communications Group, 860-350-9100, (wbaker @ bakercg.com)
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