LinuxPlanet: Gordano Messaging Suite: Early, Current Support for Linux Platform
Mar 06, 2003, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
"The story actually begins not with Linux, but with Windows NT.
NT 3.1 had just been released as company founder Brian Dorricott
was trying to build an internal messaging server for Internet
Shopper. He had decided to write it himself because of a growing
dissatisfaction with what was out there at the time.
"Initially, Dorricott attempted to get his new messaging server
up and running on UNIX, but was stymied to do so. So, 'we had to
shift to NT,' Dorricott said.
"Curiously, some of the company's clientele began to take note
of Internet Shopper's internal messaging server and began to
inquire about obtaining it for themselves. Thus NTMail was born--a
birth that heralded great success for the British company.
"If you're wondering what any of this has to do with Linux, you
may be surprised to learn that the company that got it start with a
Windows NT product is now shifting more and more to Linux and
UNIX-based platforms. When it ported it NTMail product to Linux in
1998, Gordano became one of the earliest commercial software
vendors for the free operating systems that was just barely on the
horizon for most propriatary software developers..."