The Agency for Governmental IT Services – Statens It at BornHack 2019-07-26

The Agency for Governmental IT Services – Statens It is exploring the feasibility of building an open-source PC workplace platform together with other government bodies. The platform will be called SIA 1 Open and is intended for non-office workers in government institutions such as museums or environmental agencies. SIA 1 Open targets users whose primary work does not include using IT systems. In many cases, the cost of commercial software prohibits distribution of the agency's basic IT services to this type of employee.

The platform should provide the user with a browser, mail client, calendar, word processor, spreadsheet program, vpn client, and a file sync client. A back-end environment which manages software updates and users should manage the endpoints. The back-end should host mail and file services as well. The back-end will utilize the agency's OpenStack cloud service.

At BornHack, Statens It will host four workshops where all interested people are invited to participate in a discussion on how to design the SIA 1 Open platform. Which software products shall be used? How to implement it? How should administration and automation of the platform be handled? What are the issues to consider? These and more questions will be raised in the following four workshops: