On 19/09/2013 9:09 PM, Davor Vusir wrote:
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18 sep 2013 kl. 23:23 skrev "Ludovic Marcotte" <lmarco...@inverse.ca
We've been pretty silent when it came to Active Sync support in SOGo
for multiple reasons.
First of all, there are licensing implications with Microsoft Active
Sync. Moreover, there's a plethora of Active Sync implementations out
there. We also wanted to see how vendors would adopt CalDAV/CardDAV,
how down the drain Funambol would go and the market's impact of the
new Windows/Blackberry phones.
After digesting all the above for a few weeks, we came to the
conclusion we should most likely add Active Sync support to SOGo.
Over the past few days, I've been (and still are) in contact with an
IP Licensing person at Microsoft. We had interesting discussions
which led us to believe we could:
1. create an Active Sync bundle in SOGo for synchronization
2. license it under a free but non-GPL (BSD, for example)
3. distribute it for free
We can't use the GPL because of patents restrictions.
Z-Push/OPush/Synchotron are all using patented technologies without a
license and Microsoft currently does not license to GPL
implementations - so using these is not an option.
Since the addition of Active Sync support in SOGo would be a
server-side implementation, there would be a per-mailbox fee to use
it. That fee, would have to be paid to Microsoft directly. On our
end, everything would be free of use.
Evidently, if we start working on Active Sync support in SOGo, we'll
definitively drop Funambol support - which is probably even more
exciting then adding Active Sync support.
lmarco...@inverse.ca :: +1.514.755.3630 ::http://inverse.ca
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Um... I just want to say you guys ROCK!!!
Now we are getting somewhere :)