The company, announced in November 1997 and launched in March 1998, created by Eric Allman
, the original author of Sendmail
. Allman is Chief Technology Officer, Greg Olson
is President and CEO.
Sendmail Inc. will sell commercial upgrades, service and support to Internet Service Providers
and corporations running critical e-mail
applications, while still continuing freeware
development. Sun Microsystems
founders Bill Joy
and Andy Bechtolscheim are among the investors in the company, along with Tim O'Reilly of publishers O'Reilly & Associates and John Funk of e-mail company InfoBeat Inc.
Allman said that he devoted the fist six months of the life of Sendmail Inc. to finalising the freeware release. A commercial version was due in summer 1998, at around $1000 per server. The company is expected to reach $40m annual sales within three years. Funding is in the region of $1.25m.
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