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In Pictures: Lotus pioneers. Where are they now?

IBM kills Lotus name, but software, key players, live on

Thirty-one years ago, Mitch Kapor and Jonathan Sachs created a software program that would change the world: Lotus 1-2-3 for the IBM PC. But the company’s greatest and most successful product was Lotus Notes. IBM bought Lotus in 1995 and has kept the groupware product alive. However, in December IBM announced that it was removing the Lotus name from its Notes/Domino product line. We caught up with several Lotus pioneers to see what they’re doing today and how they feel about the end of the Lotus name.

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