Re: Proposal for a new CDD sub-project: Debian4Business
Ter, 2007-04-24 às 16:44 +0200, Michelle Konzack escreveu:
> Hello Arjan and *,
> Am 2007-04-18 15:24:36, schrieb email@example.com:
> > I would like to start a new sub-project called Debian4Business or perhaps
> > Debian-Office.I have a slight preference for the first name, but this is
> > discussable of course.
> I am open...
> > I have a small company, that provides legal services. About 6 months ago (I use
> > linux for more than 8 years already) all desktops are running Linux now. The
> > people using those desktops have no prior linux experience. I have tried several
> > distributions, but with every distribution I see problems appear with the people
> > that use it. These problem appear because no distribution is really focused on
> > business use within small and mid-sized companies.
> I am Debian GNU/Linux Consultant in Strasbourg/Frace and using my own
> CDD for my cusomers which is a BUSINESS equivalent for Skolelinux
> My CD provides ALL packages for the installation of Office-Workstations
> and required server (postgresql, apache, nfs, samba, cups, courier...)
humm ... would you like to share?
> > Of course there are some distro's with exactly this goal, however they are
> > usually commercial products/forks. Probably all very good distro's but also
> > awfully expensive, and that makes them not very interesting for small- and
> > mid-sized companies.
> > 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?
> 2800 installations in region Strasbourg(FR), Colmar(FR), Mulhouse(FR),
> Kehl(DE) Offenburg(DE), Lahr(DE) and Freiburg(DE) give me a ... :-)
> > 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. A small and mid-sized company often doesn't have a permanent
> > system manager, that's exactly why things have to be simple. Of course it should
> > also include the common office tools, like an office package (openoffice), email,
> > groupware, etc etc.
> This would be definitivly a business clone of Skolelinux.
as i can see, skolelinux has many of this. Maybe some generalization of
some features for both use and then special features for the business
one would be nice.
> Thanks, Greetings and nice Day
> Michelle Konzack
> Tamay Dogan Network
> Debian GNU/Linux Consultant