CeBIT Open Source Project Lounge -- Open Mapi
Open Mapi -- Dedicated to Groupware InteroperabilityBy
Open Mapi is among the 15 projects that will present their work at CeBIT, dedicated to groupware interoperability through the API.
In a nutshell: How would you describe your project in one or two sentences?
Based on Microsoft's MAPI standard, the OpenMAPI project is focused on compatibility among various platform worlds, programming languages and end devices. MAPI stores, proxies and libraries that are under AGPL licensing are also provided.
When did the project begin?
The project was given birth in September 2008 from the companies Topalis AG, Wilen GmbH, VipCom GmbH and Zarafa GmbH.
How many active members does the project have?
Topalis AG, Wilken GmbH, VipCom GmbH and Zarafa GmbH, external developers.
How did the project come into being?
From the fact that there is still no fully interoperable groupware software as an Open Source solution.
Why should a CeBIT visitor come to your booth?
To experience the possibilities of an interoperable groupware world.
Who do you make your software for?
Enterprises as users, service providers, individual end-users.
Where do you see your biggest current challenge?
Further programmer resources would be desired.
If you could hire a full-time project developer now, what problem should he or she be ready to solve?
Link-up with current end devices (such as Google G1 and Palm Pre).
Under which license is the software currently offered?
Project website: http://www.openmapi.org.
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