Adoption of OpenOffice, Ubuntu LTSP and Samba server by Swedish schools in Vindeln municipality

Project information

Index: 0918R2
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:the Information Society
Location SWEDEN NORRA SVERIGE Vindeln, Västerbotten, Övre Norrland Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2008-08-01

Topic of the practice

Document Management & Office

Good Practice Information

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. 
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.

Evidence of success

Main Results: Strategic independence from vendors lock-in and Reduction of procurement (licensing) costs. Perspectives: The OSS applications are still in use by the schools of Vindeln municipality.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice


Vindeln Municipality, Västerbotten, Sweden

Annex completed on: 05-27-2011

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