A campaign to Open Source Lotus Notes and Domino has begun:

we have seen the decreasing traction of the Domino product line among enterprise customers, lower conquest rates in small enterprises and a lack of penetration in the SMB market.

A very interesting idea (imagine finally being able to get some of the bugs out) which could probably increase interest in the product. On the other hand, Notes/Domino is probably so full of intellectual property (IP), that it would take years for IBM to clear that away before being able to Open Source the code base. I don’t see this happening. via.

DomiNotes :: 22 Dec 2008 :: e-mail