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Re: [SOGo] GetOut - fork of the Funambol Outlook connector

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  • From: Charles Marcus < >
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  • Subject: Re: [SOGo] GetOut - fork of the Funambol Outlook connector
  • Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:00:39 -0400

On 3/28/2014 6:42 AM, Adam Tkáč
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Right, ActiveSync is usable only for Outlook 2013.

However there is another reason to have SyncML/CalDav/CardDav alternative for proprietary ActiveSync protocol even for Outlook 2013 - potential patent and legal issues. ActiveSync itself is patented by Microsoft and it can decide to charge it's users or do other things which can make life with ActiveSync more unpleasant. Even SOGo documentation ( recommends to contact Microsoft before you start using ActiveSync. So companies might end with large deployment of Outlooks using ActiveSync and then Microsoft simply changes their licensing and you will have to pay - as happened to various Android vendors...

Excellent point, I had forgotten about that...

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