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  • 1. FOSS for Education Prof. J. A. Bhavsar Group Head (I.T.) ITM Business School. Navi Mumbai, India, [email_address] 13 th March, 2009.
  • 2. € ITM Group
    • ITM Group was founded by Dr. P. V. Ramana in 1991 and has its corporate office in Navi Mumbai.
    • We are predominantly into Post Graduate Management education and offer a variety of programs from four centers located in Navi Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Warangal.
    • We offer Management Programs for Working Executives from 6 Executive Education Centers (EECs) in Mumbai
    • We also offer programs in Hotel Management and Health Sciences .
  • 3. € Why Open Source?
    • Robust
    • Secure
    • Adaptable
    • Free to download
    • Access to source code
    • Freedom of choice – No vendor lock-in
    • Inclusive support for open standards
    • A Lower TCO – Zero Capex on Software
  • 4. ITM’s Network Servers are located in two server rooms, located diagonally across the campus. The server rooms house the switch racks and servers. The two rooms are connected by a fiber optic backbone.
  • 5. Proxy Servers Fedora Core 8 Kernel Squid-2.6.16-2 Apache - httpd-2.2.6-3 Sarg- Ntop-3.2 Shoreline Firewall-4.0.9-2 Webmin-1.380
  • 6. Two leased lines for Staff
  • 7. Two leased lines for Students
  • 8. Applications on Staff machines Fedora Core 8 Linux Kernel Firefox- Thunderbird-, Openoffice-3 Pidgin-devel-2.2.2-1 Stardict-dic-en. Adobe Reader8, kpdf-0.5.8 &kghostview-3.5.8-7 Sunbird, VLC Player, Mplayer, Gimp, etc.
  • 9. Wi-Fi Access Points Connected to a separate network
  • 10. Over 200 Staff machines incl. of CUPS servers
  • 11. Over 500 Laptops use the Wi-Fi network
  • 12. LTSP Servers FC5 Kernel 2.6.15 LTSP v4.2 Webmin-1.380
  • 13. DNS & DHCP Servers FC3 with Bind -9.2.4-2 Dhcp-3.0 LDAP Server FC5 n Openldap 2.3.19-4 httpd-2.2.0 for GUI
  • 14. Data X-change Server FC9 with Samba-3.0 Intranet Server httpd-2.2.0
  • 15. RadiusServer (AAA) FC8 with Kernel Freeradius-1.1.7-3.1 Apache httpd-2.2.6-3 MySql-5.0.45 Dialup_admin-1.62 Php-5.2.4-3
  • 16. Data Backup Server OS: FreeNAS 0.68 Configured as Raid 1
  • 17. ERP Test Server FC8 Kernel Apache httpd-2.2.6-3 Tomcat-5.5 PostgreSQL-8.2.5 j2re1.4.2_06 jdk1.5.0_02
  • 18. € OSS for Thick Clients n Laptops
    • Operating System: Linux (Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu)
    • Office Apps: Open Office, Thunderbird, PDF Writers
    • Image Processing: GIMP, XNView
    • Audio Processing: Audacity, MPlayer
    • Video Processing: VLC Player, Miro
    • Audio & Video Chat: Pidgin, Skype
    • Rendering: Blender
    • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL
    • Programming: C, C++, Php, Python, etc.
    • Servers: Apache, JBoss
  • 19. € Our Future Plans
    • Moodle
    • Open VPN
    • Virtualization (Xen, Virtualbox)
    • Clustering (Cluster)
    • VoIP (Asterisk)
    • Remote Maintenance (Putty)
  • 20. € The Takeaway It is our belief that this model can easily be adopted by any educational institute with a little initiative and support. This model is equally suitable for any small or medium enterprise.
  • 21. € [email_address]