Eudora e-mail software is open sourced in the first half of 2007

QUALCOMM (Qualcomm) seems to develop the next Eudora using the same technology platform as the email software "Thunderbird" provided by the Mozilla Foundation, but the point is that Eudora will be free and open source by this .

The release schedule is scheduled for the first half of 2007 and it seems to abolish the paid version after releasing the open source version.

Future developments of the Japanese version Details are as follows.
QUALCOMM Press Center - QUALCOMM Launches Project in Collaboration with Mozilla Foundation to Develop Open Source Version of Eudora Email Program

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Future policy on e-mail software "Eudora"

For the Japanese version, we will continue the localization work and continue to sell as well.

What kind of things can be done functionally, it is like this mail software.

Eudora (Eudora) 7J

So, let go of Eudora and Qualcomm is OK? It seems that it is all right though there is a thought that.

ITmedia Business Mobile: Developing technology and making money with chips - Qualcomm's business model (1/3)

Qualcomm - Wikipedia

Developed communication technology CDMA used for mobile phones and others. By holding many patents, we have obtained licensing fees from other companies, which is a major source of revenue.

So, because we are supplying chips of various cell phones, there is a core business there, and Eudora is no longer needed.

The history of this Eudora mail software is very old.

Eudora - Wikipedia

It was developed as a part of research at the University of Illinois in 1988, and then it was bought by Qualcomm in 1991. It is said that it exists from the beginning of the Internet.

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