March 6, 2006The openSUSE projectMotivation, Goals, and OpportunitiesSonja Krause-HarderMichael Löffler
© Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary2What is openSUSE / SUSE Linux?• openSUSE– is a community project (not a distribut...
© Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary3Goals• What are the goals of openSUSE?– open up development of SUSE Linux> better...
© Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary4Target groups• Open source developers– Work on their projects and want a platform...
© Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary5History and Roadmap• August 2005: launch of opensuse.org• October 2005: SUSE Linu...
© Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary6History and Roadmap• several mailinglists and one IRC channel in place• more than...
© Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary7Development with the Build Service• Stable distribution vs. open development• Add...
© Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary8Novell and openSUSE
© Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary9Control and Governance• SUSE Linux is ours• participation via mailinglist, IRC et...
© Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary10Future plans for openSUSE• discussion
© Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary11ConclusionThe openSUSE project is new for Novell, SUSE Linuxand the community as...
Questions?
General DisclaimerThis document is not to be construed as a promise by any participating company to develop, deliver, or m...
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  1. 1. March 6, 2006The openSUSE projectMotivation, Goals, and OpportunitiesSonja Krause-HarderMichael Löffler
  2. 2. © Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary2What is openSUSE / SUSE Linux?• openSUSE– is a community project (not a distribution)– wiki, mailinglist, IRC, documentation, sub projects etc.• SUSE Linux– is the Linux distribution, which is being developed in theopenSUSE project> Linux distribution: linux kernel + collection of open source software +commercial applications (e.g. acroread) + tools specific to a distribution (e.g.YaST) + documentation and support
  3. 3. © Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary3Goals• What are the goals of openSUSE?– open up development of SUSE Linux> better communication with the community> allow contribution to SUSE Linux> allow people to hack on the distribution> invite experimental development on SUSE Linux– Increase visibility of SUSE Linux– Show Novells commitment to Linux• What are not the goals of openSUSE?– Shift packaging work to the community– Replace or duplicate existing communities
  4. 4. © Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary4Target groups• Open source developers– Work on their projects and want a platform to build, promoteand distribute packages to their users• Open source packager / power user– Contribute to the distribution, e.g. by packaging software– Customize the distribution to their special needs– Contribute to the build service• End user– Just want a stable and easy to use base distribution, but alsothe latest versions of some applications they are using• Novell partner– Profit from and can participate in an open and transparentdevelopment process and get a preview of business products
  5. 5. © Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary5History and Roadmap• August 2005: launch of opensuse.org• October 2005: SUSE Linux 10.0• January 2006 :set up of a wiki farm for localized wikis• January 2006: integration of sdb into english,german,spanish and french openSUSE wikis• February 2006: first version of the build service• opensuse.org is the most visited page at Novell
  6. 6. © Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary6History and Roadmap• several mailinglists and one IRC channel in place• more than 20,000 registered users• # of installations has risen dramatically withopenSUSE• March 2006: SUSE Linux 10.1, 8 month release cyl:• Summer 2006: web forum• September 2006: Build service core feature complete• November 2006: SUSE Linux 10.2
  7. 7. © Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary7Development with the Build Service• Stable distribution vs. open development• Add-on packages• Experimental projects• Custom distributions• Tool-supported merging of new features back intoSUSE Linux
  8. 8. © Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary8Novell and openSUSE
  9. 9. © Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary9Control and Governance• SUSE Linux is ours• participation via mailinglist, IRC etc.• benevolent dictatorship by Novell / SUSE Linux• Infrastructure sponsored and controlled by Novell
  10. 10. © Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary10Future plans for openSUSE• discussion
  11. 11. © Novell Inc, Confidential & Proprietary11ConclusionThe openSUSE project is new for Novell, SUSE Linuxand the community as well.Keep on having discussions and get the project and thedistribution ahead.
  12. 12. Questions?
  13. 13. General DisclaimerThis document is not to be construed as a promise by any participating company to develop, deliver, or marketa product. Novell, Inc., makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents of this document,and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particularpurpose. Further, Novell, Inc., reserves the right to revise this document and to make changes to its content,at any time, without obligation to notify any person or entity of such revisions or changes. All Novell marksreferenced in this presentation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States andother countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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