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  1. 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. 2. € ITM Group <ul><li>ITM Group was founded by Dr. P. V. Ramana in 1991 and has its corporate office in Navi Mumbai. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>We offer Management Programs for Working Executives from 6 Executive Education Centers (EECs) in Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>We also offer programs in Hotel Management and Health Sciences . </li></ul>
  3. 3. € Why Open Source? <ul><li>Robust </li></ul><ul><li>Secure </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable </li></ul><ul><li>Free to download </li></ul><ul><li>Access to source code </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of choice – No vendor lock-in </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive support for open standards </li></ul><ul><li>A Lower TCO – Zero Capex on Software </li></ul>
  4. 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. 5. Proxy Servers Fedora Core 8 Kernel 2.6.23.1-42 Squid-2.6.16-2 Apache - httpd-2.2.6-3 Sarg-2.2.3.1-1.el5.rf Ntop-3.2 Shoreline Firewall-4.0.9-2 Webmin-1.380
  6. 6. Two leased lines for Staff
  7. 7. Two leased lines for Students
  8. 8. Applications on Staff machines Fedora Core 8 Linux Kernel 2.6.23.1-42.FC8 Firefox-2.0.0.8 Thunderbird-2.0.0.14, 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. 9. Wi-Fi Access Points Connected to a separate network
  10. 10. Over 200 Staff machines incl. of CUPS servers
  11. 11. Over 500 Laptops use the Wi-Fi network
  12. 12. LTSP Servers FC5 Kernel 2.6.15 LTSP v4.2 Webmin-1.380
  13. 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. 14. Data X-change Server FC9 with Samba-3.0 Intranet Server httpd-2.2.0
  15. 15. RadiusServer (AAA) FC8 with Kernel 2.6.23.1-42.FC8 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. 16. Data Backup Server OS: FreeNAS 0.68 Configured as Raid 1
  17. 17. ERP Test Server FC8 Kernel 2.6.23.1-42.FC8 Apache httpd-2.2.6-3 Tomcat-5.5 PostgreSQL-8.2.5 j2re1.4.2_06 jdk1.5.0_02
  18. 18. € OSS for Thick Clients n Laptops <ul><li>Operating System: Linux (Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu) </li></ul><ul><li>Office Apps: Open Office, Thunderbird, PDF Writers </li></ul><ul><li>Image Processing: GIMP, XNView </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Processing: Audacity, MPlayer </li></ul><ul><li>Video Processing: VLC Player, Miro </li></ul><ul><li>Audio & Video Chat: Pidgin, Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Rendering: Blender </li></ul><ul><li>Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL </li></ul><ul><li>Programming: C, C++, Php, Python, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Servers: Apache, JBoss </li></ul>
  19. 19. € Our Future Plans <ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Open VPN </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization (Xen, Virtualbox) </li></ul><ul><li>Clustering (Cluster) </li></ul><ul><li>VoIP (Asterisk) </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Maintenance (Putty) </li></ul>
  20. 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. 21. € [email_address]

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