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Yahoo's Open Source Zimbra Gets Social

Oct 01, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to smk for this link. ]

"The Zimbra 6 release is the first major release of Yahoo's (NASDAQ:YHOO) open source e-mail platform, since the ZCS 5 release in February 2008. The ZCS 6 release includes a long list of improved and new features building on requests that came from both commercial users and Zimbra's open source user community.

"While the new release, took 18 months to put out, executives said that the time gap had nothing to do with any sort of difficulties within Yahoo.

""This was an odd cycle," Jim Morrisroe, general manager of Zimbra at Yahoo, told InternetNews.com. "I think the pace of innovation won't be six or nine months as it was between Zimbra 3 and 4, but a yearly major release is the goal of the group. The 18 month development cycle was not a factor of any management or ownership changes, it had to do with the fact that it was the first release that came out when we had thousands and thousands of customers.""

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