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    • Caixa M á gica Software: An overview of what we do Paulo Trezentos: [email_address] http://twitter.com/PauloTrezentos Partner / Technical Director John Thomson: [email_address] Researcher Thursday, 17 th December 2009
    • A brief summary :
      • Caixa M á gica is a software and solutions provider for GNU/Linux based Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) Systems.
      • Linux- Caixa M á gica is the main Linux Distribution available in Portugal and in 2000 one of the co-founders was awarded the Pr é mio Mil é nio 2000 Expresso award for the project.
      • Originally based in the research arm of ISCTE, ADETTI it soon outgrew the available resources and has relocated twice to larger offices.
      • Caixa Magica's main office is now found in the building that used to be the main Portuguese Stock Exchange.
    • Our vision:
      • We wish to be a leader in the Open Source industry and we want to realise them through various aspects:
        • Software: Linux Caixa Mágica – 'The' Portuguese distribution
        • Appliances : CAMES “powered by Ipbrick”
        • Consulting : Projects and involvement in F/OSS and areas relating to technology.
        • R & D: Innovation at all levels and through all aspects.
        • Business: Helping customers realise the benefits that F/OSS allow for.
        • Professional Services: Integration and assisting clients.
      • Unified Team-work:
        • A strong team with unique competencies.
    • Main product – Linux Caixa Mágica 14
      • New version with new features:
        • Speed boot, KDE 4.2 , better support of 3G
      • Continuation of the partnership with Mandriva as a base.
      • Choice of Gnome 2.26 /KDE 4.2.
      • Many packages and applications have had partial if not full translations to Portuguese.
      • RPM based system that uses a port of APT, APT-RPM.
      • Live CD (Pen)
    • Who, where and what?
      • The distribution is available at hundreds of Portuguese Computer stores and specialised resellers.
      • It is a SME and has 15 full time staff as well as many more that work under other companies but work on Caixa M á gica projects.
      • Along with working for the incumbent Telecommunication operator, Portugal Telecom, CMS works with a variety of other companies and government bodies.
      • The Caixa Magica Operating System is installed on many Hospital, Municipal Authorities and more than 1,100 schools as well as over 10 universities.
      • The System has also been installed in many enterprise environments and over 650,000 computers as part of widescale Portuguese initiatives.
    • Who we work for continued
      • Caixa M á gica works also with the Portuguese Army for deploying more than 120 GNU/Linux based security appliances.
      • Since 2006 CMS has been sub-contracted by the Portuguese Ministry of Justice for maintaining Linux servers in critical data-centers.
      Nagios remote configuration management
    • Magalhães (www.magalhaes.caixamagica.pt)
      • Government sponsored hardware/software solution for primary school students in Portugal.
      • 450,000+ Magalhães with dual boot:
        • Linux CM 12 Mag & Windows XP
      • Updates from GCompris (Community help & IFILP)
      • Most popular application - SuperTux
        • SuperTux
        • The game has been modified to allow for uploading of scores
        • A dedicated website for new levels and points scored
      • Partnerships:
        • Angulo Sólido, IFILP, Assoc. Ensino Livre, ESE Santarém
      • Objectives:
        • Mesh networking in the classroom
        • Sugar and creating other dedicated apps.
    • Connecting with the community
      • Sites targeted to particular groups of users
      • Forums:
        • comunidade.caixamagica.pt
        • foruns.escolas.caixamagica.pt
      • Error reporting
        • dudf.caixamagica.pt
      • User package submissions
        • contribware.caixamagica.pt
      • Team skills:
        • Perl, Python, C/C++
        • Development in PHP / JS
        • Culture of Open Source
      • Summer schools and internships
    • CAMES (Powered by Ipbrick) The power of partnerships...
      • CAMES.IC
        • SW for Intranet servers and communications
      • CAMES.GT
        • Tele-Communications centre – Voice, Information
      • CAMES.KAV
        • Security Appliance Servers
      • CAMES.SOHO
        • Appliance servers with features for small businesses
      • 3 Reasons to choose CAMES
        • Improve the overall experience with Ipbrick with its in-built configuration services.
        • All the benefits of Linux Caixa Mágica
        • A team with users and expertise with a proven track-record in integrating complex systems for large companies.
      CAMES & Ipbrick Ipbrick + CM = CAMES
    • Advanced teaching and learning
      • In 2009/2010:
        • First Masters course in Open Source Software
        • Course recognised by Ministério da Ciência e Ensino Superior
        • In partnership with UOC – Universidade Aberta da Catalunha
        • http://moss.dcti.iscte.pt
      • In 2010/2020
        • European Masters courses in OSS
        • Results of research show that there has been a great impact on primary schools.
    • LINUX Introduction to Linux Advanced Linux usage Administrating Linux Systems Security and Admin of networks Office Intro. to OpenOffice e StarOffice Advanced usage of Writer / Calc Calc for accountants Programming/script languages and using frameworks Advanced PHP Python Perl / Perl for Developers MySQL / PostGres LAMP Teaching: Open Source technologies
    • e-Schools & KTE
      • “e-Escolas” & Insys Gameforce
        • In partnership with Inforlandia / TMN
        • DeFacto Hardware
        • Linux CM 14 ready for use with 3G
      • More than 50,000 units sold
      • Back to school 2009
        • Stylish hardware with a new processor
        • Linux Caixa Mágica 14
        • Development into 3G drivers/integration
      • Outfitted with technology suitable for schools
        • In partnership with HP
        • 110,000+ PCs
        • Authentication support for 802.1X & EdgeBox
    • European based research projects
      • Caixa M á gica works in many multi-national European based research projects. After the conclusion of the EDOS (EU FP6 STREP) based project it is now actively working on another, MANCOOSI.
      • Many other projects in the pipeline and that have been bidded for.
      • Work with a multitude of top-tier Universities and research institutions.
    • International research
      • MANCOOSI project of 7º FP
      • Managing software complexity (e.g. Software packages)
      • Main points:
        • 2008-2011
        • 4.4 M Euros (CM: 594 K euros)
        • 10 partners from 6 countries
        • Portugal: CM & INESC
      • Principle objectives for R&D for CM:
        • Development of a new generation of meta-installers
      • Involvement in two proposals for FP7 - bidded October 2009
    • DUDF error reporting
      • On the context of the MANCOOSI European project we developed dudf.caixamagica.pt, a reporting platform about installation problems that users have with our package installer, apt-rpm.
      • It has been collecting reports and generating statistics about problems and corresponding packages since September 2009.
      • It serves both as a source of information for Caixa Magica QA and as input for the MANCOOSI solver competition.
    • Caixa Mágica Software – 2010 / 2020
      • Making our product more competitive
        • International and National Research and Development
        • Objective results: improve meta-installers
      • Understands the importance of collaboration
        • Improve the team
        • Expand internationally
        • Work in partnerships
      • Working with clients:
        • Improvement of CM -> versions 15 and beyond
        • Research new ideas
        • Help existing clients solve problems
    • We are actively recruiting...
      • The economic crisis has not stopped Caixa M á gica from recruiting and is looking for talented young individuals.
      • All manner of positions are available for people who show creativity, ingenuity and have a genuine interest in F/OSS and Computing in general.
      • We recently travelled out to Portel in the Alentejo region famous for its wines and country-side and enjoyed a Christmas dinner with family invited too.
    • Conclusion Thank you very much for your time Muito Obrigado! Penguins are taking over! Join F/OSS now! Questions?