[clug] Internode dumps FOSS for MS Exchange

Chris Smart mail at christophersmart.com
Mon Feb 15 18:35:08 MST 2010

Internode has dumped free software and instead rolled out Microsoft
Exchange for mail, calendaring, etc. Simon Hackett presented his
reasons for the migration and it's a compelling argument.

He says:
"We’ve been trying to get a working, open source based, cross platform
calendaring system happening at Internode for years and years. And
we’ve never managed it.
There’s always something that doesn’t work right, or a need to run a
plethora of ‘conduit’ tools between multiple calendar systems.
Somehow, no matter how hard you try, that seems to turn into a dogs
breakfast, and involves some horrid compromises on at least one of
your operating systems in terms of user access to the resulting

If Internode can't get it right, what hope does the rest of the world have?


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