dc11 - 1.0


Andreas B. Mundt
Day DebConf Day 3 (2011-07-28)
Room Round room
Start time 15:00
Duration 00:45
ID 779
Event type bof
Track Blends
Language en

Debian-Edu: Current Status and Development Ideas for the next Decade.

A Debian system for schools, university workgroups and small enterprises?

The Debian-Edu system provides an integrated system with central user management, Kerberos authentication, Thin- and Diskless-Clients, Intranet and much more. All this works out of the box. It is provided with loads of educational packages to serve a school's needs.

Except from a different package selection, the 'system'-part of Debian-Edu could be used in different environments: University research groups and small enterprises come to mind immediately. However, to serve the general case, Debian-Edu needs to be more modularized: Into a common part (networking/user management etc.) and the tuning for the final deployment.

After a short presentation of the current status of the Debian-Edu system, I would like to discuss the idea of a modularized Debian-Networking system as a 'generalized' Debian-Edu system. Is there interest in such a system and the synergies within a broader user- and developer-base? Is it possible? How do we start?