Yahoo's Open Source Zimbra Gets Social
Oct 01, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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