[BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

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[BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by Patchworks » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:01 pm

The initial objective was to investigate the migration from commercial software products (Microsoft and others) to open-source solutions, so as to minimise CERN’s exposure to the risks of unsustainable commercial conditions. By doing so, the laboratory is playing a pioneering role among public research institutions, most of whom have recently been faced with the same dilemma.

MAlt is a multi-year effort and it will now enter a new phase with the first migrations.

The project’s principles of engagement are to:
  • Deliver the same service to every category of CERN personnel
  • Avoid vendor lock-in to decrease risk and dependency
  • Keep hands on the data
  • Address the common use-cases
https://home.cern/news/news/computing/malt-project

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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by erkinalp » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:32 pm

All this happened because Microsoft pulled the academic licensing. They now require full Enterprise price.
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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by hbelusca » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:06 pm

This is indeed a not very clever move from MS...

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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by erkinalp » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:38 am

This is very good from ReactOS point of view.
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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by ArmyMan007 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:25 pm

erkinalp wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:38 am
This is very good from ReactOS point of view.
How so? Why do you think that?
ReactOS - Open Your Windows to Freedom

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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by erkinalp » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:32 pm

More Windows installations to be replaced by ReactOS.
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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by PurpleGurl » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:55 pm

Yeah, it would only be good if we can reasonably offer them a platform within a reasonable time. Otherwise, they'd be Linux-only before we are ready to be of use.

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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by erkinalp » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:56 pm

API-compatible full microkernel route might save the rush.
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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by EmuandCo » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:18 pm

Problem: We are alpha state and thus they will not consider us
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ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by erkinalp » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:15 pm

CERN has a fleet of programmers, that can also contribute to ReactOS.
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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by Quim » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:49 am

erkinalp wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:15 pm
CERN has a fleet of programmers, that can also contribute to ReactOS.
Are they aware of ReactOS?
If not someone should advice them...

For example, ProtonMail is a private encrypted email service from CERN help, it could be so useful to have their help to ReactOS development.

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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by ImperialSpectre » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:04 pm

It would have been good if they'd contributed to ReactOS's development. Though I doubt they would use it though due to the system not working 100% yet on real hardware only a limited amount.

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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by Quim » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:06 am

ImperialSpectre wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:04 pm
It would have been good if they'd contributed to ReactOS's development.
Any contact form, email, twitter, or something?
At least these programmers should know about ReactOS, even if they won´t or can´t help. As I see, there is nothing to loose trying to contact them.

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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by erkinalp » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:42 pm

Making ReactOS a CERN project may also cause this project to receive more funding.
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Re: [BREAKING] CERN’s Microsoft Alternative project

Post by gonzoMD » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:45 pm

Does @HeisSpiter still have connections to CERN?

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