IBM Lotus Notes and Domino to Open Source

December 30, 2008

The Register here ran a story about pressure on IBM from outsiders urges Big Blue to Make Lotus Notes and Domino into open source products. In the late 1980s, Ziff Communications embraced Lotus Notes. Ah, a fine product. Not more than two years ago I had an opportunity to become reacquainted with the Lotus Notes mail store. Ah, the same fine product in 2006 as it was in 1989. That’s progress. My take on this kerfuffle is that Microsoft SharePoint the Swiss Army Knife of enterprise software is almost free now. In my opinion, it is free when you buy a bundle of other Microsoft servers that are needed to make SharePoint go bump in the night. The Register’s source is an information technology consultant, but I think the consultant may be pinging back gossip from IBM insiders. What happens if Lotus Notes goes open source? Nothing. My last NetFinity server came with Lotus Notes. The consultants are still required to make the creaky devil behave.

Stephen Arnold, December 30, 2008


One Response to “IBM Lotus Notes and Domino to Open Source”

  1. Philipp on January 4th, 2009 1:52 am

    Same version in 1989 than in 2006 ?
    You kind of live under a rock or something ?
    Those incompetent administrator should be fired… Unfortunately seems that not a lot of people understand technology.

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