Fwd: Roundcube merger - Ideas from atmail

Michael Bueker m.bueker at berlin.de
Thu Jul 27 02:32:08 CEST 2006

On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 10:36:38 -0500, Charles McNulty <charles at charlesmcnulty.com> wrote:
> Michael Bueker wrote:
>> On a side note, here's something more on how Calacode regards the OSS
>> community and its software:
>> "[Atmail is] a well rounded Webmail package that goes the extra mile
>> over the sea of free/half-finished and unsupported packages out there."
>> -
> http://www.digg.com/linux_unix/AJAX_Webmail_-_interaction_like_thunderbird#c1652787
>> Cheers,
>> mtu
> In fairness to them, I wouldn't expect them to praise their competitors,
> and calling RC half-finished is only underestimating by a couple dozen
> or so percentage points at most.  As for support, they're pretty much
> right-on the button in terms of how corporations define "supported."
> As for the other comments about them on freshmeat, I would take the
> accusations about root access, etc with a huge grain of salt.  None of
> that post made a whole lot of sense to me.
> What I'm trying to say is that there are plenty of reasons to be wary of
>  this deal just based on common sense.  There's no reason to bash what
> seems like a perfectly legitimate business.

You're right, I'm sorry. My anger got the best of me, because I still think their initial offer is outrageous. But that's probably just business. I know why I hate business ;)


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