Scalix Web Access
Developer(s) Scalix Inc.
Stable release
12.5.2 / March 1, 2016 (2016-03-01)[1]
Development status Unknown
Operating system Linux
Platform x86-64 (64-bit)
Type Groupware
License Scalix Public License[2]

Scalix is an e-mail and groupware server that runs on Linux, licensed under the Scalix Public License (SPL).[2]

Scalix provides e-mail, group calendaring and other collaborative software, which are standard in groupware. It can be accessed from many different clients, most notably Microsoft Outlook, Novell Evolution (formerly Ximian) and Scalix Web Access, an AJAX-based web email and calendaring client that combines the functionality of desktop email with the ease-of-use of a browser.


Scalix was released by Scalix Corporation, based in California, with offices in New York City, Germany, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Poland, Brazil and Japan, and contract operations in India, Russia and the United Kingdom. The code is based on the earlier HP OpenMail product, which was licensed from Hewlett-Packard.

Scalix Corporation was founded by Julie Hanna in 2002, during her tenure as an Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) at Mayfield Fund. She served as the company's first CEO. The company was funded by venture firms New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) and Mayfield Fund.

In July 2007, the company was purchased by Xandros[3][4] and in July 2011 sold to Sebring Software Inc,[5][6] a collaborative integration software company offering on-premises and cloud solutions.

On November 11, 2013, a press release[7] announced a management buy-out and the concurrent release of version 12.0.


Scalix includes and provides the following components as part of its offerings:

Scalix comes in several different editions: Enterprise, Small Business, Hosted, Community and Raw, the latter two being free software.

Scalix Inc. claims there are 250 Scalix-capable partners and affiliates, worldwide.[8]

Software license

The Scalix Public License is based on the Mozilla Public License (MPL); the modifications have not been approved by the Open Source Initiative. The SPL adds an appendix (exhibit b) to the MPL requiring that any products derived from Scalix source code display a "Scalix" logo that links back to the Scalix website, and a copyright notice "in the same form as the latest version of the Covered Code distributed by Scalix at the time of distribution of such copy"; see the license for details.[2]


Scalix had a difficult road getting the latest version out, with a maintenance update, announced for Q4/2011, and a major release, announced for Q1/2012,[9] not being released. After an over-three-year-long wait, the next major release of Scalix, version 12[10] was released on November 11, 2013, with support included for Outlook 2010 and 2013.[11]

See also


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 9/9/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.