[horde] greetings - some quick questions
ledoktre at meanie.us
Wed Jun 11 21:15:51 UTC 2014
On Jun 11, 2014, at 3:53 PM, Rick Romero <rick at havokmon.com> wrote:
>> For ActiveSync, it is my understanding that for a *server* (like Horde's
>> groupware stack) the license fees are not per user, but per server.
>> Client software I believe is per user. Additionally, it is also my
>> understanding that it is the provider of the software that is
>> responsible for selling the licenses (again, this would be Horde).
>> We have looked into the possibility of providing licenses for
>> ActiveSync, but there needs to be a large enough demand for the licenses
>> in order for us to recoup the initial, very substantial, up-front
>> royalty fees that would be due to Microsoft.
> I just double checked. It's the upfront cost, and then annual fees for
> each Mailbox (which can come from the 'down payment').
> I think one can finnagle a restriction by protocol (ie, only pay for
> Mailboxes which are allowed to use ActiveSync).
> My document is from June 2013, so the legalese/pricing structure may have
> changed (and you have to sign an NDA, so we can't really compare
> anyways). In addition, I run a public email service that utilizes Horde,
> so I may have be given different info than Horde devs...
> This part of the conversation wasn't covered by the NDA:
> "Are you interested in implementing ActiveSync protocols in your email
> server that talks to mobile devices? If so, it’s per mailbox. We can
> share it terms in more detail under an NDA."
At the time that you looked into it Rick, NDA withstanding of course, did you feel it was cost prohibitive to get it set up for a startup small to med business? I looked at the list of people / companies who were licensing it on MS website, and I am surprised the list is not longer…. I did send an email over to them, so we'll see how it plays out I guess. Easiest IMHO is to handle it through Horde. Hopefully more volume, more volume might mean better price. And a lot less monkeying around.
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