Le magazine en ligne Computer World propose une interview de RayOzzie, créateur de Lotus Notes puis plus récemment de Groove. Extraits:
"In PLATO, a computer-based education system, I was a systems programmer. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to early versions — this was the ’70s — of e-mail and online group discussions and interactive chat like IM."
"It was no coincidence that Lotus Notes was called Notes, because the PLATO discussions were called Group Notes, the PLATO e-mail was called personal notes."
"As I started to build it (Lotus Notes)– and this was the mid-’80s — I started to connect more with the potential customer for this thing and decided yes, there is need for this. This was the "re-engineering the corporation" era. I think our goal, if there was a goal, was to utilize technology to enable people within an organization to work together effectively across group boundaries."
"Essentially, what we’ve learned in the past few years of people using Groove is that it’s not just the nature of business that’s changing; it’s the nature of work itself that’s changing. You’re working with multiple companies, and you’re working with people in a geographically distributed manner. You’re working at home and in the workplace. The trend of decentralization that Notes started within the corporation is moving between corporations, and now it’s touching individuals."
"A lot of what you see us doing is working in the area of our forms package and working on our integration to different back-end systems such as Siebel, SAP and People Soft, Oracle databases — things people have already made investments in. The quicker we can integrate with those business processes, the quicker we can return value to corporations."