At the Dutch KDE-PIM meeting in Annahoeve last weekend it was announced that the KDE project will offer groupware services to all KDE contributors using the Free Software groupware server Kolab2. This means that every KDE project or contributor can get a Kolab2 account for sharing tasks, appointments, contacts and email. Every project can manage their own groupware services and decide with which users they want to share these resources. The Kolab2 server will run under the kdemail.net domain and will be administered by the KDE project.
Kolab2 is a very robust groupware solution, capable of handling large scale installations. It is tightly integrated with Kontact, the PIM suite from KDE. Currently Kolab2 offers an excellent Free Software solution for providing groupware services to the GNU/Linux and Unix desktop and even to the Windows desktop through the use of the Toltec plugin.
KDE contributors who are interested in having such an account can send an email to kdemail signup. The bandwith and hardware is donated by Fruitsalad, a community that provides hosting and other services to the KDE and Kolab community.