Rhoda Kerins open source in lgma presentation

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Presentation by Rhoda Kerins, LGMA, at Local Government Open Source Workshop (LGOSW)

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Rhoda Kerins open source in lgma presentation

  1. 1. Open Source Practice CentreLGCSB Rhoda Kerins Project Manager
  2. 2. Overview● OSPC team – Seamus Crowley – Sabrina McDonnell – John Casserly● Role of the OSPC ● Product research and evaluation ● Collaboration and Consensus● Outcomes from todays discussions
  3. 3. Open Source Practice Centre● Expert Centre - a resource for LAs● Evaluate Open Source software ● Investigate and Understand / evaluate OS solutions● Research, Study and Certification ● Develop skills to expertise level over time● Implementation and management of an OS environment ● Integration with existing infrastructure
  4. 4. OSPC - Progress● Training and certification ● Fundamentals and LPI Level 1 at SCT, Sandycove, Co. Dublin● Desktop testing and recommendation ● Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse, RedHat● OS LAN in place ●● Collaboration with LAs
  5. 5. OSPC – Next Stage● OS solution evaluation● OS implementation progression ● Desktops – Office productivity products – Browser based alternatives – Agresso ● Server Side – Print Servers, Firewalls...... ● Strategic Replacement – SQL – Sharepoint● OS Community in LA sector ● Working groups ● Communication forum

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