"7) Why was it so important to release Roundcube as a free, open
source project? What advantages does it bring as opposed to using
an ‘opencore’ business model?
"Open source software is a very important part of Roundcube
itself and we wanted to contribute something back to the community.
The main advantage for us is that the software is provided
“as is” and we don’t have to provide support or
responsibility to our “customers”. This may sound a bit
rude but all of the core members of the Roundcube team are
volunteers working on the project in their spare time. We all have
our jobs beside Roundcube and therefore we cannot provide real-time
support or immediate fixes if a problem occurs. This is something
people would expect when the pay for a product.
"8 ) Can users try Roundcube without doing a full installation,
to just to get a feeling for the capabilities?
"No, we currently don’t have an online demo ourselves. But
on the Roundcube forums, there are always a couple users who run
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