I started looking for possible solutions to the problem we are having in building the image of Sogo with ActiveSync and not finding a solution (if you want to try to help, find the issue here).
So I looked for an alternative:
What do you think of GroupOffice?
They have a rather complete free version, with modules:
- e-mail (Sieve, Multiple mail for account)
- list itemcontacts
- list itemcalendar
- list itemfile (webdav compatible)
- list itemactivesync (with also a module to control activesync)
- The sharing system is very complete like that of sogo, there can be email accounts, calendars, address book and shared drives.
it is entirely written in PHP so creating a dockerimage should not be a problem, the only disadvantage is that the developers are not very active even if they continue to release bugfixes, they do not have deadlines for new features.
Sounds interesting, especially because of Active Sync. But the Pro Version is required.
You can optionally install ActiveSync support. You need the professional version of Group-Office for this to work. This functionality will be added through the installation of Z-Push. Proceed to the Z-push installation page.
Interesting find - If it is all PHP based, the the LAMP app can help test and get a feel for all the features. Looks like there is a pro license you can get for more features too.
The lamp app will work but the
poppler-utilspackages will need to be installed to get all the free features working. These packages only affect PDF and winmail.dat readability.
Looks like it's matured a lot over the years since we first used this many years ago, nice clean and modern interface — the Studio is excellent and available in self-hosted (with a Pro licence, unlike Odoo where it's only available with their SaaS).
TBH, the way they are offering everything installed open-source, with a 60-day trial of pro features — and relatively affordable for a business licence to respect the costs of support and evolving — it seems to be a fair and sustainable way to conduct open-source business — that seems to have resulted in a good looking, regularly updated, documented, supported, and sustainable product.
Now, it only stands a chance of packaging if someone here is interested and motivated. Anyone?