Saturday 12th May, 2012
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Integrating open source software components into an IT infrastructure can be a complex challenge. But for some of us, it's the kind of thing we were born to do. When we succeed, we enable solutions that are impossible to achieve with monolithic software. Of course, we accomplish even more when we can build on the work of fellow IT integrators.
The Collabograte project is a nexus for this kind of activity. Its current focus is on integrating high quality open source software components that themselves enable collaboration, including those that provide functionality for LDAP, Wikis, Blogs, Email transport/hosting/lists, NNTP, Instant Messaging, and others. The idea is to deliver value to the people who are taking the initiative to bring these open, collaborative technologies into their workplaces. They are the ones who can absorb the benefits most rapidly, and who in turn are the best suited to lead, sustain and co-evolve the community.
The presentation will include in-depth technical discussion of progress to date, including a cloud-friendly Virtual Machine reference implementation with customized recipes that configure and integrate the various software packages (the first release includes Puppet manifests that configure integration among OpenLDAP, Mediawiki, WordPress, Sympa, Postfix, Cyrus IMAP, INN and ejabberd). The extensible, white-box nature of the project's overall architecture will also be covered, along with the potential for developing mutually beneficial relationships with upstream project communities and OS distributions.
Open Systems Technologist, author of Enlightening Technical Leadership: http://kartiksubbarao.com/etl bio from Twitter
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