I had completely forgotten about Hula. But, I see Slashdot reporting, “Novell Dumps the Hula Project.” There couldn’t be any quid pro quo going on here as part of the Novell-Microsoft deal, could there?
I remember being pretty excited about the Hula server being released as Open Source, but it fell off my radar. The promise was decent server side support for calendaring and e-mail, where so many clients existed without the server component.
It’s not really dead, of course. It’s open source, so the code lives on … although without downloading it I’m not seeing any mention of the GPL. I honestly don’t know how relevant this could have been, but it seems like it could have been a contender.