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18 June - Zarafa's New Integration Framework to Support Wave of Open Source Integrations

At the second day of its Summercamp, the Dutch mobile messaging and collaboration specialist Zarafa launches an integration framework that will give the open source community and commercial integrations with Zarafa's Collaboration Platform a next big boost.

Next to the recently packaging with community distributions like Fedora, Zarafa reports that 50% of the open source Zarafa contributions are initiated and effectuated by commercial integrators, at the request of their customers. Today catWorkX, Zarafa's new German Gold Partner, will showcase its open source integrations like the Jira plugin and the LDAP Connector at Zarafa's Summercamp. The framework of this Connector offers LDAP based access to all Zarafa contacts in all user stores as well as in Public Folders. With this Connector it is possible to use a wide range of native fat clients like Thunderbird, Mac Mail and Mac Addressbook to act as a complete non-MAPI Zarafa Client.

Zarafa facilitates the boost of open source and commercial integrations by launching an integration framework,, based on Swig, which makes it easy to connect calendars, mail, contacts and tasks to any developer language. The first examples are worked out in Python.

The Zarafa Python Language bindings allow programmers to use the high-level Python programming language to interface with Zarafa's core technology MAPI. This enables developers to rapidly create tools, applications and plugins for the existing Zarafa Collaboration Platform. And entry-level engineers can use it to easily create programs like performance analysis or e-mail filtering without needing in-depth knowledge of complex programming languages.



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Zarafa is a fast-growing international Linux-based mobile messaging and groupware vendor.
The Zarafa Collaboration Suite is an open and compatible groupware platform that can be used as a drop-in Microsoft Exchange replacement for mail, calendaring, collaboration and tasks. It includes IMAP/POP3 and iCal/CalDAV capabilities, the ability to integrate with existing Linux mail servers and a web-based access by means of an AJAX-based web client.
It is the only groupware platform that includes open source ActiveSync compatibility, which enables organizations to have remote synchronization and push mail for iPhones, Windows Mobile, Google Android and Nokia’s Mail for Exchange. Zarafa also offers full integration with the Blackberry Enterprise Server.
Zarafa’s head office is in Delft, The Netherlands and the company also has offices in Stuttgart, Hannover and Belo Horizonte (Brazil). It has a overall 5,000 customers, most large customers in government with enterprise and SMB segments making up the rest. More information is available at
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