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NewsForge: Ximian releases Evolution 1.0, announces 'the missing link' with Microsoft Exchange

Dec 03, 2001, 21:49 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)
"As you go over the feature list for Evolution, it becomes clear that it is intended to become the Outlook/Outlook Express for Linux and Unix. Except in regard to security, of course. Although I've asked Friedman the question before, with the BADTRANS worm circulating the wild world of Windows recently, I asked again if Evolution would be as vulnerable to such things as Outlook and Outlook Express are. The answer was no. He explained that "we do not provide the facility for executing code that you receive in the mail." Friedman added that Ximian "treats all the data that comes off the network as hostile, and we audit the code which is network facing."

Turning to the subject of Ximian Connector, I asked if Ximian expected flamage from the community for selling a proprietary software package. He replied, 'We expect less than we would have expected awhile ago. I think that people understand that businesses have to survive. And the people know that the bloody carcasses of Open Source companies line the horizon right now.'"

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