The Agency for Governmental IT-Services - Statens It are together with other government bodies exploring the feasibility of building an open-source PC workplace platform.
The platform will be called SIA 1 Open, and are intended for non-office workers in Government institutions such as museums or environmental agencies. SIA Open targets users whose primary work do not include using it-systems. The cost of commercial software prohibits in many cases delivery of our basic it-service to this type of employees.
The platform should provide the user with a browser, mail, calendar, word processing, spreadsheet, vpn and a file-service.
A back-end environment, which manages software updates and users, should manage the endpoints. The back-end should as well host a mail and file service.
The back-end should utilize the Agency’s OpenStack cloud service.
At Bornhack we host four workshops, where all interested are invited to participate in a discussion on how to design the SIA Open platform. Which software products should we choose? How should we implement? Administration and automation on the platform? What are the issues to consider? Etc.