|| ||Wendy Grubow <wgrubow-AT-sbcglobal.net>|
|| ||Open Country Sponsors Webmin|
|| ||Tue, 9 Aug 2005 06:43:43 -0700|
Open Country Sponsors Popular Webmin Graphical Systems Administration
Commits to Improving Webmin as an Open Project and Increasing
Professional Services and Support
SAN FRANCISCO, LINUXWORLD, BOOTH #956, Aug. 9 -- Open Country, a
leading provider of Linux systems management tools, today announced
that it is sponsoring Webmin, a major Open Source web-based systems
administration console with over 1.4 million downloads in the last year.
Open Country plans to improve Webmin as an open project and in
addition, will offer professional services and support, further
broadening Webmin's appeal and use throughout the Linux community.
Webmin project founder and architect Jamie Cameron will join Open
Country's development team as Architect and Project Leader.
"Open Country recognizes the importance of the Open Source
movement and continues to be actively engaged in Open Source
funding," said Michael Grove, CEO of Open Country. "By sponsoring
Webmin, Open Country can help insure that this valuable
administration tool continues to thrive and remain Open Source.
Through offering services and support, and providing links to
advanced open and commercial products, enterprise customers win too."
Webmin, designed for managing individual systems without the
need for a command line interface complements Open Country's OC-
Manager scalable enterprise systems management software which is
ideal for managing hundreds of systems from a single interface.
Currently, OC-Manager incorporates a portion of Webmin to perform
single system management functions with plans to integrate Webmin's
strengths and select future enhancements to advance OC-Manager.
"With sponsorship by Open Country, Webmin gains secure funding
which provides a greater opportunity to focus on continued
development," said Cameron. "Open Country understands the challenges
faced by the Linux community and is committed to delivering easy-to-
use systems management tools required to drive global adoption."
In addition to sponsoring Webmin, Open Country supports Open
Source by participating in several standards organizations including
the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and Linux Standards Base (LSB).
Open Country's flagship product, OC-Manager can be implemented
in less than a day to efficiently manage current Linux
implementations whether there are 10 or 10,000 units deployed while
providing a very adaptable management foundation to expand Open
Source and other implementations of Linux. OC-Manager's web-based
user interface empowers system administrators, even those not
specifically trained in Linux, to easily perform critical tasks
including provisioning, monitoring, backup and restore, software and
patch management, and disaster recovery.
Webmin, like many great projects, grew out of a need. Barraged
with requests at work for performing relatively simple administration
tasks, Jamie Cameron created a Web-based interface that evolved into
Webmin, a platform for adding systems administration tools. Webmin
has over 100 standard modules and 200 more contributed by the Open
Source community. Today, Webmin is the number four download on
sourceforge.net in the systems administration category with over 1.4
million downloads in the last year. For more information visit
About Open Country
Open Country's System Management Software creates "Open Choice"
by providing a universal management solution for major Linux
distributions. Open Country makes Linux distributions and software
stacks independent of how solutions are adopted, managed and
supported, allowing organizations to work with the best available and
most cost effective solutions. With OC-Manager (TM), all basic system
management functions such as provisioning, software deployment, asset
management, backup and restore and remote help desk support are
provided in a single dashboard so that even a novice administrator
can use them. With support for 15 leading Linux distributions, Open
Country is helping expand the worldwide adoption of Linux in the
enterprise. For more
information, visit http://www.opencountry.com
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