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OSEPA Open Source Policy Statement

Organisation:Vindeln Municipality, Västerbotten, Sweden

In 2008 the civil service organization of Vindeln municipality took the decision that the schools of the municipality would migrate to OSS. After eight months of study (August 2006), the migration was implemented. The implementation lasted for eight months and only a few person months (1 to 6) were invested from the internal resources of the municipality during the implementation phase. Before the decision was taken, tests were made and requirements were identified from the schools.

Software components / licenses:The open source components used by the schools in Vindeln municipality are Open Office, Ubuntu LTSP server installation - by secondary schools - and Samba server as a file server. Also the DNS (Domain Name System) server of schools is based on open source software.

Main results /achieved objectives

  • Strategic independence from vendors lock-in
  • Reduction of procurement (licensing) costs

Perspectives:The OSS applications are still in use by the schools of Vindeln municipality.

Contact / info: Mr. Lars Eriksson, lars.eriksson@vindeln.se www.vindeln.se