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:
MySQL Backend for configuration data (for larger installations).
Support ofopsi-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.