Eudora open-source(d)

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Eudora open-source(d)

#1 Post by Midas » Fri May 25, 2018 7:27 am

The Computer History Museum managed to grab and freely release the source code of once-upon-a-time email standard client (e.g., at my uni), so that deserves a post for sure.

What I ain't so sure of is it will have any future impact in view of the general disenfranchisement of legacy Internet services (remember Usenet, anyone?) in a steady move to commodification and walled gardens. :|
Source Code available from http://www.computerhistory.org/_static/ ... urce-code/.

More story details: https://medium.com/p/940197e0618

Funnily enough, for such a universal functionality of the Internet, there is not an overly large pool of similar FLOSS software. You can check these other previously open sourced email programs for Windows:
Or see for yourself in this Wikipedia comparative list:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... il_clients

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Re: Eudora open-source(d)

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:20 pm

I really liked Eudora back in 2001, and didn't mind at all the adverts that were included with the Mac copy I was using.

I don't want to get my hopes up about a possible updated client, but someone is working on it:

Noted here: https://mjtsai.com/blog/2018/07/20/comp ... urce-code/
"Hermes Mail" Project blog: https://sourceforge.net/p/hermesmail/blog/

I hope this succeeds and serves as an example to excellent old projects that are just sitting on a shelf somewhere.
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