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

“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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