In what they claim is the largest-ever open source deal, collaboration developer Open-Xchange and web hosting company 1&1 Internet have announced a partnership to deliver over one million hosted business email and collaboration accounts using Open-Xchange's Smart Collaboration technology.
This is definitely a big boost to open source projects. I am hoping that with this deal (which definitely costs a lot of money) will enable Open-Xchange to make some "paid" features available to its Community edition.
I wonder how this will compete against Google Apps Premier Edition. :)