Re: "Linux ins Rathaus" - Linux for german city administration
Am Friday 05 March 2004 19:31 schrieb Frank Küster:
> Therefore I would be glad to hear whether any towns in Europe have yet
> done the switch and chosen Debian for that.
I do not know, isn't the Extramadura project based on Debian? (Guadalinux).
That's about 80.000 desktops IIRC.
> And for sure some commercial support would be needed - does anybody know
> of a company that could give support for a Debian-bases system for an
> administration? Since I live in Freiburg, Germany, not only german
Hewlett-Packard officially provides support for Debian. I bet all major IT
(IBM, Sun) or smaller local companies (Debis, Siemens, ...) would support
Debian if the price justifies that.
However, a project like that needs a huge project management capacity,
especially within the change management field (See malicious resistance in
Munich.) It makes little difference which distribution is chosen as the
base. Although we favour Debian, I think city administrations do best with
partners like IBM/Novel-SuSE.
Krisztian Mark Szentes
produktivIT - Open-Source Solution Provider