Open Source Software Services

The Linux Box Corporation specializes in providing high quality, customized open source software services.

The company was established in 1999 to help clients assess, select, customize and deploy best-of-breed open source solutions with a view to improve functionality and performance while reducing long term costs.

We customize open source applications to client needs, integrate them into their systems and network environment, and offer knowledge transfer to encourage self sufficiency as desired, and flexible support options.

We take from the open source community and we give back to the open source community.


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CBS Detroit: Enkive 1.1 Now Available For Download

June 15, 2012

The latest release of Enkive is mentioned in CBS Detroit:

This is the fifth release of Enkive is less than two years, during which the company has seen the number of downloads rise to around 10,000.

"We are committed to continuous innovations with Enkive and welcome open source developers to join the project," said Elizabeth Ziph, Enkive managing partner.


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Open Source E-Discovery Finds Scalability

January 13, 2012

The Linux Box and Enkive are highlighted in this article from Law Technology News:


Linux Box, in Ann Arbor, Mich., focused last year on its archiving application, called Enkive, which was built atop the popular Alfresco content management system. But that didn't scale well and was not easy to install, CEO Elizabeth Ziph explained. A new version of Enkive, due in February, instead runs on the MongoDB database and Indri search engine, which together run faster and are simpler to administer than the previous approach, she said.


Crain's Detroit Business: Open-source software offers savings, flexibility -- but don't forget the support

May 27, 2011

Linux Box CEO, Elizabeth Ziph, was mentioned in this Crain's Detroit Business story:


When it comes to office technology, some second-stage companies may spend more than necessary -- and limit their capabilities at the same time.

Though popular programs such as Microsoft's Windows and Office products or QuickBooks' small-business accounting software keep many businesses humming, open-source software products can perform similar functions and are often available as free Web downloads.


Full story here Open Source Email Archiving

February 8, 2011

Enkive is mentioned first in this article from Rose India:


In this section we will see the features open source email archiving software available these for achieving the emails in the enterprise environment. You can choose the best open source email archiving software as per your business requirement. We have given the list of available open source email archiving software.


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Data Storage Connection: Linux Box Goes Live With Its Innovative Email Archiving, Retrieval And Reporting Software System

December 1, 2010

From Data Storage Connection:


Enkive Community Edition (Enkive CE) is an innovative and comprehensive open source solution. It helps organizations of all sizes address the problem of e-mail retention for business intelligence and legal and regulatory compliance. Enkive empowers organizations to easily store email while retaining control over their email system, IT infrastructure, information and processes.


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CMSWire: Open Source Email Archiving with Linux Box Enkive

December 1, 2010

From CMSWire:


Last April, open source vendor Linux Box announced that it would be releasing a number of new editions of its email archiving software. Recently, it launched the community edition — which is currently free to download — with the release of enterprise and cloud expected in the first half of next year.


TMCnet: Linux Box Releases Community Edition of Advanced Business E-mail Archiving System

November 17, 2010 --

Carolyn Dawson at TMCnet writes:


Specializing in open source technology and the Linux platform, The Linux Box Corporation unveiled a community edition of its first commercial software product, Enkive Community Edition (Enkive CE), which is an advanced business e-mail archiving, retrieval and reporting system. As an innovative and comprehensive open source solution, Enkive Community Edition addresses the challenges posed by e-mail retention required for organization’s business intelligence, as well as checks compliance with legal and regulatory.

Dr. Dobb's Journal: Enkive CE Email Archiving Tool Goes Live

November 15, 2010 --

From Dr. Dobb's Journal:


The Linux Box Corporation's first commercial software product, an advanced email archiving, retrieval, and reporting system, has gone live in a community edition and is available for free download at


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