opsi is open source and free of license fees. Nevertheless the development of new opsi modules is expensive. So uib created the cofunding process as an instrument to finance the open source development.
The following modules are developed as cofunding 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 expenses and the necessary contribution of the whole system is balanced, 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 cofunding projects is published with the overwiew of prices.
Currently this concerns the following components:
- License Management
- 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 / VHD-Reset: Rapid client restore of student computers.
- 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 cofunding 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.