“May the Source Be with EU” – The European Union Backs Open Source Technologies

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“May the Source Be with EU” The European Union Backs Open Source Technologies     Last weekend (October 5th – 6th), the „EU-FOSSA Cyber Security Hackathon“ took place in Brussels. The European Commission had invited more than 100 developers from 18 different countries to come together at the Silversquare Triomphe in Brussels, to talk about…

OpenLDAP Support for RHEL 8 Discontinued – DAASI International Assists in Migration Plans

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On Tuesday, the 7th of May 2019, the US-American company Red Hat released the latest version of the Linux distribution Red Hat Enterprise Linux – RHEL 8. Already in September 2017, Red Hat announced that RHEL 8 does not support the open-source software OpenLDAP anymore: “The knowledge and expertise, and thus ability to support OpenLDAP…

Researching and Working Together – with DARIAHdocs

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The pilot DARIAHdocs is a joint project of DAASI International and DARIAH-EU, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. DARIAHdocs enables humanities scholars to work on their documents with research fellows mutually and at the same time. The application offers many functions analogous to proprietary cloud office solutions. The goal behind the project…

Initial Release of “Crust”: DAASI International Co-Developed Part of New Open Source Work Platform

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On March 12th 2019, Crust Technology Ltd. has rolled out the work platform “Crust”, which unifies essential business applications like customer relationship management (CRM) and messaging as well as identity and access management (IAM) in just one tool. This is why it is not only a promising open source alternative to proprietary software like Salesforce…

Call for Feedback: Editable, Open Source Game for Education and Research in the Digital Humanities

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DAASI International, in cooperation with Archimedes Digital, is planning to crowdfund the development of an editable, Civilization-like game for education and research that uses continuous input from Digital Humanities researchers to answer research questions, to simulate real historical conditions, and to convey knowledge through gamified digital procedures. For this open source community project to be…

Together for the Future of Research – FIM4R Presents its New Visions

The mebers of FIM4R (Federated Identity Management for Research), 18 research communities from around the world, have worked together over the past year to draw a shared picture of the future of Federated Identity Management (FIM) in terms of research. The result went online today in the form of a new white paper. Peter Gietz,…

OpenLDAP 2.4.46 Released with Several Bugfixes

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After more than nine months since the latest version of OpenLDAP had been released, OpenLDAP 2.4.46 has been published on March 22nd. This iteration is basically a batch of bugfixes, dealing especially with several compatibility problems. The entire change log can be accessed on the official OpenLDAP website. We will evaluate the changes within the…

Red Hat Will Not Continue OpenLDAP Support for RHEL 8 – DAASI International Assists in New Migration Plans

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American Linux developer Red Hat has recently announced in the release notes for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 (RHEL) that the next version, RHEL 8, will discontinue certain functionalities, including the support for OpenLDAP. Red Hat and DAASI International strongly advise on considering that desicion as soon as possible in migration plans, even if RHEL 8…

DAASI International Provides Official German Support for LibreOffice Online

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With LibreOffice Online, DAASI International Supports Collabora’s Open Source Alternative to Office Web Applications Open source specialist DAASI International is the new German cooperation partner of Collabora Productivity and official German support provider for Collabora’s CloudSuite (LibreOffice Online), based on LibreOffice. CloudSuite is the upcoming open source alternative to proprietary office web applications. It will…
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