Thunderbird as client for O3Spaces DMS
Following in the footsteps of Outlook and Zimbra, open source mail client Thunderbird is now also able to interface with document management system O3Spaces Workplace. Using a plug-in, Thunderbird is now able to archive emails directly to the Workplace document repository. Files saved in the Workplace can also be directly attached to emails. A plug-in for groupware application Zarafa is, according to the vendor, also in the works.
The Dutch company's document management system is available in four editions, three of which – Professional, Enterprise and On Demand – are commercial, with the fourth a free (but not open source) downloadable Community Edition with restricted functionality, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. O3Spaces integrates directly into office suites such as Microsoft Office and OpenOffice. The vendor is positioning its server application as a cross-platform alternative to Microsoft's SharePoint.