The Seattle Times: Microsoft: Groove gives lift to Microsoft Office: "One government project was a factor in the departure of an early Groove supporter. Lotus co-founder Mitch Kapor quit the Groove board in 2003, in part because of his objections to a federal monitoring system (later rejected by Congress) that Groove was involved with.
Kapor, now a leader in the open-source software movement, remained a shareholder and agreed to the Microsoft deal after Ozzie explained his reasoning -- that Microsoft's offer was the best course to maintaining jobs in Massachusetts while allowing Groove to continue realizing its 'bigger vision.'
Kapor said Groove doesn't give Microsoft a lock on the market.
'Groove has had some significant adoption but, really, not in a mainstream kind of way,' he said. 'Most of the potential for collaboration has yet to be realized so I don't think anybody owns that or is even ahead.' "