Workshops & BoFs/2011/Open Work Environment - Enterprise Linux Desktop as internal Open Source project
| This is a workshop for the DesktopSummit 2011 |
This is an ad-hoc session, meaning that the host is responsible for scheduling it. See Workshops & BoFs webpage for more information.
Open Work Environment - Enterprise Linux Desktop as internal Open Source project
Usually desktop environments in any enterprise organization are a closely guarded domain of some central IT department. While this might still work in the case of Windows desktops and non-technical users, this approach is totally incompatible with tech savvy users or IT professionals.
At ImmobilienScout24 we had the same situation with the desktops of our IT staff, some 170 developers, QA engineers, admins and other IT professionals. The corporate IT department offered a centrally managed, stable (e.g. Enterprise Linux based) and locked down Linux desktop, the develops wanted a recent desktop with a maximum of freedom on their own desktop.
This workshop is about how we managed to resolve this conflict of interest to everybody's satisfaction:
- Assign the responsibility for the IT desktop to the IT people
- Convince IT management to support an open work environment which encourages innovation through freedom and deals with transgression on an organizational level
- Create a new network to partition security risks
- Define requirements that the organization demands from any desktop environment
- Create an internal Open Source project to build and maintain the automation for the Linux desktop
After attending this workshop participants will have
- Some insights into the work environment at ImmobilienScout24
- Practical advice how to get a Linux Desktop in a Windows-centric enterprise organization
- A template for a management decision in favor of self-serviced Linux desktops for IT professionals
The people responsible for hosting this session:
schlomo.schapiro AT immobilienscout24 DOT de (☎ +49 170 7537260)
Schlomo works at ImmobilienScout24 as Systems Architect and Open Source Evangelist. His current area of interests are RPM-based deployment, DevOps and IT culture. See his BLOG or Google+ Profile for further information.
Workshop, Enterprise Linux desktop reference
Time and Place
When and where will this session take place?
According to Workshops_&_BoFs/Schedule#Thursday_11.08.2011 this workshop will take place on Thursday, August 11th at 11:00 in room 1.404/1.
If you are interested in this workshop please send me a short mail/SMS with your contact data or add yourself below or ring me up so that I can make sure that we have enough room and notify you about changes.
Are you coming?
- Michael Bell
- Uwe Kaminski
- Name of participant
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