iFolder opens

June 2004
Management Services;Jun2004, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p29
Academic Journal
Novell Inc. has just introduced the iFolder open source project, the basis for the next enterprise version of Novell iFolder and other future collaboration products. The project consists of three code branches: Simias (the core synchronisation engine and data store upon which Novell iFolder is based), an address book (which iFolder uses when sharing iFolder accounts), and iFolder itself (which consumes both Simias and the address book). Because it is an open source project, customers will be able to easily customise iFolder or add features to fit their needs without waiting for traditional product releases from Novell. The code will be offered to the public under the terms of the GNU General Public License, with Novell maintaining code copyrights in order to be able to distribute future products based on this code under traditional Novell commercial licenses. It is being developed using the Mono framework, a community project initiated by Novell to develop an open source version of the Microsoft. That means smoother and easier development of iFolder for Linux, Windows, Macintosh and Novell NetWare.


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