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Zimbra Collaboration Suite
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Developer(s) Zimbra, Inc.
Stable release 8.5.0 GA / August 28, 2014; 17 days ago (2014-08-28)
Preview release 8.5.0 beta3 / July 1, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-07-01)
Development status Active
Type Collaborative software
License Zimbra licensing
Website www.zimbra.com

Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is a collaborative software suite, that includes an email server and web client, currently owned and developed by Zimbra, Inc (formerly Telligent Systems).

Zimbra was initially developed by Zimbra, Inc., and first released in 2005. The company was subsequently purchased by Yahoo in September 2007,[1] and later sold to VMware on January 12, 2010.[2] In July 2013, it was sold by VMware to Telligent Systems[3] which changed its name to Zimbra, Inc. in September 2013.[4]

According to former Zimbra President and CTO Scott Dietzen, the name for Zimbra is derived from the song "I Zimbra" by Talking Heads.[5]

Edition[edit]

The software consists of both client and server components, and a desktop client. Two versions of Zimbra are available: an open-source version, and a commercially supported version ("Network Edition") with closed-source components such as a proprietary Messaging Application Programming Interface connector to Outlook for calendar and contact synchronisation.[6]

Zimbra Desktop is a full-featured free desktop email client.[7] Development was discontinued under VMware's stewardship in 2013 but has been restarted in February 2014. In addition, the webclient will be boosted by an HTML5 offline mode from version 8.5.

The ZCS Web Client is a full-featured collaboration suite that supports email, group calendars, and document sharing using an Ajax web interface that enables tool tips, drag-and-drop items, and right-click menus in the UI. Also included are advanced searching capabilities and date relations, online document authoring, "Zimlet" mashups, and a full administration UI. It is written using the Zimbra Ajax Toolkit.[8]

The ZCS Server uses several open source projects (see the section, Included open source projects). It exposes a SOAP application programming interface to all its functionality and is also an IMAP and POP3 server. The server runs on many distributions of Linux as well as on Mac OS X[9]

ZCS can synchronize mail, contacts, and calendar items with open-source mail clients such as Evolution and also with proprietary clients such as Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail, but only through proprietary connectors available exclusively in the commercially supported version. Zimbra also provides native two-way sync to many mobile devices (Nokia Eseries, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone, Android).[6]

Software license[edit]

Starting with version 8.5 the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) source code is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 (backend) and the Common Public Attribution License version 1 (frontend).[10]

Previously it was released under the Zimbra Public License (ZPL). The Free Software Foundation accepts the license as being a free software license and refers to it as being identical to the Yahoo! Public License with the exception that Zimbra, Inc. provides the license, rather than Yahoo!.[11]


Included open source projects[edit]

The ZCS Server uses open source projects such as:[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zimbra.com (2007-09-17). "Yahoo! Acquires Zimbra". Zimbra.com. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  2. ^ Vance, Ashlee (2010-01-13). "VMware Gently Nudges Microsoft with a Zimbra". New York Times Bits Blog. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  3. ^ Henry, Tiffany (2013-07-15). "Telligent Acquires Zimbra from VMware". Telligent. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  4. ^ Henry, Tiffany (2013-09-25). "Zimbra Unveils Integrated Team, Culture and Vision for People-Centered Collaboration at User Group Conference". Telligent. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  5. ^ Dietzen, Scott (2005-09-12). "So what's a Zimbra?". Zimbra Blog. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  6. ^ a b "Zimbra Compatibility with Other Desktop Clients". VMare Zimbra Official Web Site. VMware Zimbra. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Zimbra Desktop". VMare Zimbra Official Web Site. VMware Zimbra. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Zimbra Documentation for the Zimbra Web Client". VMare Zimbra Official Web Site. VMware Zimbra. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Zimbra Open Source". VMare Zimbra Official Web Site. VMware Zimbra. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "OSI Licenses for Zimbra Collaboration Open Source Edition". Jon Dybik. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  11. ^ "Various Licenses and Comments about Them". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  12. ^ "Zimbra Components". Retrieved 16 July 2014. 

External links[edit]


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189 news items

 
ITWeb
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:45:00 -0700

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PR Web (press release)
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:03:45 -0700

(DALLAS) August 26, 2014 — Zimbra, a global leader in unified collaboration software, today announced the release of Zimbra Collaboration 8.5. The latest release of this open source messaging and collaboration solution enables organizations to deliver ...
 
PR Web (press release)
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:12:45 -0700

Zimbra, a global leader in unified collaboration software, and NeoNova, an industry leader in cloud-based services for regional telcos, today announced that NeoNova selected Zimbra as its new platform for delivering email collaboration in the cloud.
 
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:52:38 -0700

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Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:56:15 -0700

... a suite of web browser extensions that permits enterprises and consumers to send secure, 100 % authenticated emails through a series of web browser add-ons that connect seamlessly with existing major webmail such as Gmail, Google Apps, and Zimbra.
 
Network World
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:27:17 -0700

Today many IT executives choose open source over proprietary software for everything from cloud computing to facilitating teamwork among remote workers. Open source increases security and privacy, encourages an engaged community and offers the ...
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