QUALCOMM is announcing that its Eudora email program will become an open source product effective the first half of calendar year 2007. As an open source product, it will be free to all customers.
QUALCOMM is also announcing today the launch of the last commercial versions of Eudora, version 7.1 for Windows and version 6.2.4 for Mac. The commercial versions will be available until the open source version is available at the discount price of $19.95 and will include three incidents of technical support in a six-month period.
Why is Eudora moving to an open source development platform?
QUALCOMM has decided not to remain in the email market because it is not in alignment with the core business or strategic goals. By moving Eudora to an open source product, QUALCOMM can exit the Eudora business while still supporting Eudora users and advancing the Eudora e-mail client at a faster pace than before, through the power of the open source development community.
When will the open source version of Eudora be available?
The open source version of Eudora is targeted for release in the first half of calendar year 2007 and will be free of charge.
Do I have to upgrade to the open source version to stay with Eudora?
No, users can remain in any version of Paid or Light modes in perpetuity. Sponsored mode users can upgrade to the Sponsored mode version 7.1 for Windows Eudora or 6.2.4 for Mac in order to remain in Sponsored mode in perpetuity.