Linux distributor Xandros captured headlines last month and drew the ire of the open source community at large when it inked a collaboration deal with Microsoft that included patent protection provisions.
This week, the company announced it has acquired open source collaboration platform vendor Scalix. Specifics on the deal are scarce, according to Computer Business Review, but the companies have confirmed that Scalix will now operate as a subsidiary of Xandros. The Scalix calendaring, e-mail and integration tech will be included in Xandros' desktop and server Linux offerings, as well as in its yet-to-be-released systems management solution.
The acquisition represents a logical next step in the parties' relationship, it seems. They joined forces last year to provide SMBs with an affordable all-in-one groupware solution.