Munich now a major contributor to open source

A number of the city’s IT staff members participated in this year’s Debconf, the Debian Project’s developer conference, which took place in Heidelberg. Here they shared best practices, talking about their approach to managing 17,018 Linux workstations.

The city is combining Gosa² – a web-based solution to administer accounts, groups, servers and workstations, with LDAP distributed directory information services, and FAI (Fully Automatic Installation) to make available software updates and new solutions to all workstations. These are spread over 50 offices across the city.