This is to address questions that can’t be addressed in the Charter.
Q. Is this a fork ?
A: No, no, no. Everyone involved has clearly expressed, a fork would be the worst possible outcome.
Q. Is Zimbra Inc. involved?
A: [Update] Yes, there are Zimbra/Synacor employees now within the Founders group.
We also hope other companies within the community join as well.
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Q. What about zimbra.org and existing zimbra.inc resources?
A: We are currently working out the strategy of how the Alliance can co-exist on the .org resources and how we might as a group help with them.
Q. What about ZeXtras involvement?
A. Although initially the seed idea for the Alliance started from ZeXtras employees and Ajcody during ‘pre-employment’ discussions, this was ALWAYS intended to be a community effort and to hopefully include Zimbra Inc. as a co-member. During our initial start up though, resources did need to be allocated. It was stated as the following to the initial founders :
“The Blog and Amazon instances have been sponsored by ZeXtras for 1 year, we aim to obtain the status of Juridical Person as soon as possible in order to be able to accept donations and independently register and pay for all of the Alliance's assets."
We are aggressively doing everything we can to limit the “ZeXtras” resources now as well, moving things to more neutral platforms. Even with that, we hope it’s temporary while we move forward with discussions with Zimbra Inc. [Update - See above, we’ll be integrating with zimbra.org where we can]
In the end, this is about building a stronger ZCS Open Source community and platform.
Q. Why the name Zeta ?
A. We needed a name to get the Alliance going and one that would be free of any copyright issues until we could resolve the question of Zimbra Inc. wanting to be a co-member or not. If they do, then we can reconsider the name of the Alliance to better suit the project. Although, this will probably involve many, many attorneys and we’ll cross that bridge when we need to.