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PC Week: Lotus opens up its Linux plans

Jul 07, 1999, 09:26 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

Thanks to Gareth Barnard for this link.

"Lotus Development Corp. already has sketched the broad outlines for bringing Domino to Linux. Now it is painting in the details."

"Don Harbison, Domino marketing manager, said Domino 5.0.3 is on schedule for a late 1999 release. From a user's point of view, the Linux Domino server will look and work just like any other Domino server. The Linux version will also have built-in connectivity with Oracle Corp.'s Oracle 8.0x and IBM's DB2 databases. This new functionality is designed to enable Domino programmers to create elaborate Notes- and Web-compliant e-commerce and data-processing applications."

"Harbison said Lotus has 'a long-term commitment to Domino on Linux.' He said Lotus Business Partners have been asking for Domino on Linux since 1998 and that the demand has been increasing. One major partner, Harbison noted, is planning on deploying Domino in an application hosting service."

"Beyond Domino, Lotus will also be releasing its SameTime 2.0 real-time collaboration software and QuickPlace 2.0 collaborative teamware program on Linux in the first half of 2000."

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