What I have been up to over the last couple of years
I have now worked at credativ
for four years. A sizable part of that time I spent working with the Munich City Council's LiMux
project. The focus of our work is helping them with their LDAP/web-based GOsa
user and system installation(based on FAI
)/configuration/management system. Personally, I mostly did project management and QA besides occasional coding, bug fixing and on-site consulting.
Contrary to a lot of our other customers, the Munich city council openly acknowledges
the work by external companies and lets us talk about it as well. I wrote a lengthy blog post
(now available in english
) last month about our work. It explains how the LiMux project is using GOsa and FAI and work we did for them.
The project took a long time, but managed to pull off the mass migration over the last two years and reached their goal of 12000 migrated workstation last November
. It is now widely regarded as a "success story
" by german news sites, and I am glad to have had a small part in it. I really think this was (and still is) an important project, especially after several others
backpedalled and Munich remained the last high-profile public sector migration in the german speaking countries.
Besides that, the LiMux project members are really nice people I get along with well both on working hours and during the Munich Debconf11 bid
and organizing various BSPs at their
office. It is a bit of a shame that not more of their work and customizations are available in Debian, but hopefully this well happen one day. At least our changes to GOsa are up on github