openTNEF is a project focused on providing a quality TNEF decoding library.
openTNEF aims to encourage corporate involvement with its development. The use of the BSD licence has previously been shown to be effective in fostering strong development ties as seen with sister projects such as ripMIME, alterMIME and FileType.
While openTNEF can be used as a stand-alone appication, able to decode winmail.dat files, its primary purpose is to actually be developed as a library to be used in the more comprehensive MIME decoding package ripMIME. As openTNEF reaches various stages of feature and stability, it will be rolled back into the ripMIME tree to be used.
Currently, openTNEF is not at the same level of diversity and quality of other open-sourced TNEF decoding projects such as yTNEF and TNEF. We naturally wish to address this issue. openTNEF has been forked out of the existing ripMIME project in order to provide a stronger focus on its development.