Brutus is an Open Source connector for Exchange 5.5, 2000 and 2003, to put it short.
The problem that we are addressing is the problem of platform independent access for client applications to Microsoft Exchange from version 5.5 onwards.
Our solution to this problem will enable a feature-by-feature compatible Microsoft Outlook replacement for Linux, Microsoft Windows, the BSDs or almost any other platform.
How do we do it?
We have developed a CORBA based framework on top of the Messaging Application Programming Interface commonly known as MAPI.
Our development framework is offering client applications MAPI based access to any MS Exchange server from version 5.5 onwards. We believe that we are providing the Open Source community with a development framework that are superior to any other approach.
Our solution is distributed under the GNU General Public License (commonly known as the "GPL") or a commercial license.
Why do we do it?
We feel that there is a strong customer need for a non-Microsoft client application with full Exchange integration that is feature-by-feature comparable with Microsoft Outlook.
The only technically feasible way to achieve this level of integration is to build a client access framework on top of MAPI.
Out strategy is therefore to provide this framework to the Open Source community free of charge under the GPL and to the any commercial entity under a commercial license.
What's New in This Release:
· evolution-brutus now correctly gets a reference to the correct address book container on Exchange (GAL or PAB).
· This release only needs to get contacts out of the container.