Re: Proposal for a new CDD project: Debian4Linux
Stephen Frazier escreveu:
I don't see what this project might do that shouldn't be a part of
Doesn't everyone want Debian to be easy to use and easy to configure.
Debian already works very well for business. Yes, I could be better,
but everything you are suggesting would help the individual with 3 or
4 computer in his home or the business with 20 desktops and 5 servers.
what about the people with 20 desktops and 1 server?
or 6 desktops and 1 server?
this should be easy to configure with one server or n servers
Arjan van Eersel wrote:
I would like to start a new CDD project called Debian4Business.
I'm talking about the way people use the installed system. These are
people with no prior linux experience. Especially for them things
should just work or at least easy to configure.
Most small- and midsized companies don't have a permanent system
manager. Hence it's very important that things work out of the box,
both on the desktops and servers. And that all server tasks are easy
I believe there is definetely a 'market' for a business oriented
linux based on open source/GPL/Debian social-contract, maintained for
and by it's users instead of a commercial base. The open
source/GPL/DSC concept works for individuals, so
why it wouldn't/couldn't work for businesses?
My goal with this project is to create a CDD that provides it's users
with the tools they need to easily install and use the things a small
and mid-sized business needs in their working environment. This goes
for both server and desktop tasks. I'm talking here about things like
authentication through LDAP/SMB, centralised distribution of packages
(who wants to update ever desktop manually?), backup solutions,
asterisk or openpbx for voip, etc etc. Of course it should also
include the common office tools, like an office package (openoffice),
email, groupware, etc etc. I can't say yet what the CDD should
contain exactly, because I'm still doing my research on that and I
need a lot of input for that. I can talk myself only about the
experience that I have within my own company.