Lotus has announced that within 30 days it will ship a version of its Domino Release 5 (R5) server for the Linux platform. Lotus Domino R5 for Linux will be supported on two of the major distributions of Linux - Red Hat Linux 6.0 and Caldera OpenLinux.
Customers of the Lotus Passport Advantage subscription license will receive support for Linux within 30 days, as part of the regular quarterly update to Domino R5. Additionally, Lotus is making an evaluation copy of Domino R5 for Linux available for download from http://www.notes.net/linux.
The commercial versions of the product will cost $US695 for the Domino R5 Mail Server; $1795 for the Domino R5 Web Application Server; and $4995 for the Domino R5 Enterprise Server.
In its effort to maintain its lead in the collaborative computing market, Lotus Development has announced a product it bills as "the world's first knowledge management suite".
Jeff Papows, president and chief executive officer of Lotus, also announced a software suite "code-named Raven" that is expected to help users identify and locate the appropriate people, gain access to the relevant information, and set up a suitable virtual workplace for collaborative computing, over the corporate intranet or internet.
"Knowledge management is about the management of three critical components: people, places, and things," he said. One component of the new software suite will be an enterprise knowledge portal - a personalised interface for employees that incorporates information from sources including mail, calendar, discussion groups and team rooms, Web sites and news sources.