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the Kolab Community is active, diverse and with much to discover,” explains Dr. Paul J Adams, COO of Kolab Systems AG

Kolab Groupware Solution wins the 2011 CH Open Source Awards in the category “Community Award” for contribution towards Free Software / Open Source which is awarded upon criteria of activity, participation, ease of contribution and participation in the community, usage of Open Standards and quality of the solution. The award was presented 13 September 2011 during a ceremony at the Hub Zürich.

Initially developed 2002-2004 under contract of the under contract for the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the Kolab Groupware Solution combines security aware design, outstanding scalability for deployments of any size with an unprecedented number of client options, starting with the standard “Kolab Smart-Client” based on KDE Kontact for GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, as well as Windows Mobile and Maemo/MeeGo. But it also enables other clients, including GNOME Evolution, Mozilla Thunderbird/Lightning, and even Microsoft Outlook through third party connectors. The range of clients is complemented by mobile phone support via ActiveSync and two options for the web client, the traditional Horde Webclient, as well as the next generation Roundcube client. Unlike so many other solutions in its area, customers can get the entire solution as Free Software with professional warranties and support.

“We are very happy and feel honored to receive this award,” says Georg Greve, CEO of Kolab Systems AG. “On behalf of the entire Kolab Community, I wish to express my thanks to the jury and to /ch/open for organizing this event!”

“Kolab has the advantage of a truly groundbreaking design. Combined with a development model that focuses on enabling community and allows people as well as companies to integrate with and provide new options for the Kolab Groupware Solution, the Kolab Community is active, diverse and with much to discover,” explains Dr. Paul J Adams, COO of Kolab Systems AG. “Our business is to complement this with the level of overview and reliability that our customers desire and provide them a fully Free Software solution with professional support, maintenance, training and everything else a professional user requires.”

If you wish to know more about what makes Kolab special, Kolab Systems CEO Georg Greve provided The Kolab Story in his blog.

- About Kolab Systems

Founded in Zürich in 2010, Kolab Systems AG is the global leader in Kolab Technology. Together with its partners in the Kolab Enterprise Community, Kolab Systems provides quality assurance, integration, support, training, certification of individuals and third-party products, as well as ongoing development for the Kolab Groupware Solution. The strong partnering model and a highly competent enterprise community provides users of the Kolab Groupware Solution with the right level of professional consulting, support and warranties to enable productivity and collaboration.
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