FirstClass, the long-running multiplatform groupware technology, has recently changed hands from Centrinity to Open Text Corp., according to a recent letter e-mailed to customers from FirstClass Vice President and General Manager John Myers.
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FirstClass offers e-mail, contact management, calendaring, discussion forums and other capabilities across multiple platforms, including Mac OS, Linux and Unix, Windows and PDAs. The company has already produced an OS X version of its client software and plans to soon ship a version of its server for OS X as well.
Myers explained that Centrinity is now operating as the FirstClass Division within Open Text and will continue to support and develop the technology. Myers said that his division anticipates incorporating key technologies developed by Open Text into FirstClass, including advanced search capabilities and synchronous group collaboration.
“In addition FirstClass customers will now have access to an exciting portfolio of products from Open Text including the Livelink Knowledge Management suite of offerings, and MeetingZone for advanced collaboration,” he said.
A Java-based collaboration tool, Livelink is supported by Macintosh versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browsers on both Classic Mac OS and Mac OS X, according to Open Text Corp.