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opsi co-funding projects

opsi is open source and free of license fees. Nevertheless the development of new opsi modules is expensive. So uib created the co-funding process as an instrument to finance the open source development.

The following modules are developed as co-funding projects. That means, that these extensions are only available for those customers who pay a contribution to the project costs.

As soon as the development of a co-funding project is refinanced, the component becomes part of the free opsi-distribution and can be used free of charge. It will be open source then (as long as not prevented by technical reasons).

The current state of co-funding projects is published.

Currently (May 2017) this concerns the following components:

  • License Management
  • MySQL Backend for configuration data (for larger installations).
  • Support of opsi-clients connected via WAN. (To use the WAN extension the MySQL-Backend is a precondition).
  • Nagios Connector: Monitoring of opsi-server functionality, opsi rollouts, opsi clients.
  • Local Image Backup: Rapid client restore of student computers. (Sale is restricted. Ask for an offer.)
  • Linux Agent: Management of Linux-Clients.
  • UEFI Support: Support of UEFI boot and GPT partition tables.
  • User-Roles: The client visibility can be configured specifically per depot.
  • Directory Connector: Transfer of client data from an LDAP-enabled directory service (i.e. ActiveDirectory or Samba 4) to opsi.

The following co-funding projects have been completed and are free of charge now:

  • opsiclientd (Vista / Windows 7)
  • Software on Demand (Kiosk-Mode): Approved software may be requested for opsi installation by the end user
  • Managing hierarchical groups (Treeview): hierarchical groups for clients and product-groups
  • Dynamic depot selection: Automatic allocation of the best depot to a client
  • User Profile Management: Modify user profiles in case of using roaming profiles
  • Installation on Shutdown: Installation starts when the client shuts down.