On Mar 21, 2007, at 5:07 AM, Laurence Finston wrote:
>> To what degree do you see the development of the Exchange Utilities
>> moving away from a Microsoft-based environment?
> My intention is for the package to run on free systems using only free
> software. In practice, this means first and foremost GNU/Linux, to be
> followed, if possible, by FreeBSD. All dependencies on Microsoft
> will be removed _unless_ the same functionality is available for free
> systems. This is in accordance with the GNU Coding Standards, as
> well as
> my own wishes. I would be perfectly happy for the package to run on
> Microsoft systems, but this is a secondary consideration.
Cool, and interesting. I think I speak for the community when I
sincerely say, "Good luck".
The goals you desire to achieve with the software are the same sorts
of goals many of us have. I'm sure some of us will install and
experiment with the Exchange Utilities when they are easily
installable on the platforms we support. Alas, many of us simply do
not have access to Microsoft products.
Eric Lease Morgan
University Libraries of Notre Dame