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SOGo is free + Open Source
Authored by: LostInSpace2011 on Jul 10, '11 07:33:25AM
Address Book Server is also FREE as of July. Currently we are not open source as there are no interested developers contributing. So with nobody looking at the code there is little point in open sourcing the project. In spirit the project is open source in as much as if anyone is interested in contributing towards improving Address Book Server I would be more then happy to share the source. This has always been the case since the project started back in 2007, and goes back even further back to the days I worked on ABxLDAP, AB4LDAP and AB2LDAP. This is also the reason the project is going to be available for FREE from now on which will make it hopefully easier to get other developers interested in joining.

After all what is the point of open source if nobody else is looking at it. It is not about getting software for free, but getting free software. Might be interested in reading what RMS has to say on this: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html

Just to comment on your suggestion for SOGo. We also have support for iOS via ABCMobile (from the AppStore). Our web interface still has lot of potential for improvement, but is functional. In particular the reports allow for interesting analysis, such as google earth reports to map the location of all your contacts, birthday reports etc.

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