Eudora Email Client Source Code Publicly Released by CHM
After a five-year negotiation with with Qualcomm, we're excited to announce the public release and long-term preservation of the Eudora email client source code as part of our Center for Software History’s Historical Source Code Series.
In 1991, Qualcomm licensed Eudora from the University of Illinois and distributed it free of charge. Qualcomm later released Eudora as a consumer product in 1993, and it quickly gained popularity. Available both for the IBM PC and the Apple Macintosh, in its heyday Eudora had tens of millions of users. After 15 years, in 2006, Qualcomm decided that Eudora was no longer consistent with their other major project lines, and they stopped development.
Qualcomm has transferred ownership of the code, the Eudora trademarks, copyrights, and the Eudora domain names to the Museum. The transfer agreement allows CHM to publish the code under the very liberal BSD open source license, which means that anyone can use it for either personal or commercial purposes. Read more for download options and more information about the release of this historic source code.READ MORE
Robert R. Everett
2009 CHM Fellow
June 26, 1921–August 15, 2018
Everett graduated from Duke University in 1942 with a degree in electrical engineering and completed a master's in that field a year later at MIT. He began his career working on two early and important digital computing projects: the MIT Whirlwind and SAGE. This led Everett to found MITRE, where he was president and CEO from 1969–1986.
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