[horde] greetings - some quick questions

Rick Romero rick at havokmon.com
Wed Jun 11 19:38:33 UTC 2014

  Quoting Tim Streit <tim at triple3.co>:

>      On Jun 11, 2014, at 1:34 PM, Rick Romero <rick at havokmon.com> wrote:
>>> Greetings to all ;
>>> 3.  EAS.  I saw a note in the setup where it says that it is intended
>>> for use outside the US, or if they have bought an EAS license.  I'm
>>> curious about this - a license from whom, Microsoft?  Horde?  How do
>>> programs like Zarafa or Zimbra get by with Z-push, when this program
>>> some common roots, or at least that is my understanding?
>> You can purchase licenses from Microsoft for using the ActiveSync
>> protocol.  There is an initial deposit, and they you pay per mailbox
>> (which inititally comes from the deposit).  I'm not familiar with
>> but Zimbra does not include ActiveSync support in the free version.
>> Rick
>   Rick,
>   Would you happen to have a link where to begin with getting licensed?
>  I've no idea, and initial googling isn't getting me very far.  Also,
> Zarafa is the original authors behind z-push, it was their
> implementation of open sourced active sync in their groupware product.
>  Thats why I was asking what the purpose of the license was -- that and
> this (?) is an open source product?

"Exchange ActiveSync" is a Protocol/API - not a software.  If you use
Horde and enable 'Exchange ActiveSync', your usage of the protocol itself
is governed by Microsoft's Intellectual Property.  Z-Push appears to fall
under the same issue.



Now, you might want to find out WHICH version of Exchange ActiveSync is
actually covered by the licensing, though I wouldn't expect Microsoft IP to
say "Oh yeah, if you use v2.1, you don't need any licensing."  Though I
would assume it would be one of the 12.x versions - looks like around 2008
is when the chance occurred, according to Wikipedia.

(Sorry, looks like I didn't reply to the list the first time.)


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