Univention Blog: Let’s Diss Those from the Government!
The reputation of the German administration in terms of digitalization is not always the best. In his blog post, Lars Hoeger from our product management team explains why he has come to see it differently and why he believes the negative image is not justified.
You can also learn more about forward-looking projects such as the open source platform Open CoDE and the Sovereign IT Workplace for Public Administration. This is currently being developed on the basis of a number of successful open source solutions as an alternative to Microsoft365 and a first version is expected to be available by the end of the year. Get an overview of its components and project planning in this exciting report.
Posting here for open-source in government interest, and those not subscribing to their newsletter, because I believe the interests of the community are also in the value of open-source for organisational security, data protection, and software freedom.
BrutalBirdie Staff last edited by BrutalBirdie
I am a certified Univention technician .
We (as in me and my Company) also pushed the implementation of the LDAP Connector with Univention, which still works flawlessly.
Univention combined with Cloudron is a very powerful combo!
scooke last edited by scooke
I have installed Univention and got it working once upon a time. I don't remember what happened next. I logged in, and then... I don't remember. I don't even remember uninstalling it. But I know I did it.
I know I did. EDIT: April 27 2019. I found the email. I KNEW I had!
Well, the more open-source champions, investment and value is generated in the industry, the better for all of us I'm sure.
IMHO open-source should be the default choice throughout education, with proprietary and commercial systems competing based on their industry specific implementations.
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What exactly is this? A one click installer for a bunch of open source apps?
@humptydumpty I wasn't shilling Univention . It's more the article suggest there's more appetite for an open-source first policy in German government procurement.
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@marcusquinn I didn't have the time to reply when I saw your post then, but I didn't mean it the way it came across. It's just confusing to see the value of Univention when we have most of their apps listed already in the CR app store. I get it now (or I think I do), Univention is a platform to make IT's life easier when deploying/managing big organizations like schools and a way to unify all those apps under one roof.
@humptydumpty It was more about the apps within that ecosystem that the blog article references. Univention, as fas as I know, is one of the few ways to offer Active Directory Services without a Microsoft Server, so it does have unique use-cases. Just a similar but different tool, that happens to also champion open-source.