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FSFE Summit: OPOSSO empowers sustainable business models

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The 1st Summit of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) will be held September 2nd - 4th at the BCC Berlin. Kicking off on Thursday (Sep. 2nd) with the motto "Let's talk about business" various business models and experiences around Free Sofware will be discussed. Dr. Johannes Loxen, CEO of SerNet, will be on of the speakers on this day with a lecture on OPOSSO, a new platform for Subscription Management.

At 4:15 p.m. Loxen introduces the free software project OPOSSO, published by
SerNet and under AGPLv3. OPOSSO is a platform for the management of subscriptions and makes it easier for developers to establish a sustainable business model on subscription basis. OPOSSO automates the handling of high subscriber numbers, start and end dates of the subscriptions and the combination with web stores and software repositories. It follows the premise that the lower the price for the subscription is, the more the subscription process itself must be automated.

OPOSSO won the silver OSBAR 2015 – the Open Source Business Award of the OSB Alliance. In addition, the project can be observed live at https://oposso.samba.plus.

The FSFE Summit will bring together FSFE members and supporters from all over Europe. The Summit is organized as subconference of the QtCon which combines
five free software Communites and projects under one roof: Qt Contributors, VideoLAN, KDAB, KDE – and FSFE.


08/23/2016
SerNet, Events, 2016


OPOSSO source code available on GitHub

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SerNet launched OPOSSO - the OPensOurceSubScriptionpOrtal last year. OPOSSO is in use i.a. as a platform to manage the subscriptions for our own SAMBA+ packages. The source code is publicly available now, the software is licensed under the AGPLv3.

OPOSSO is a free subscription management portal for the marketing of (open source) software: In the past, open source developers who wanted to sell their software project as subscriptions quickly realized that there is no free solution for subscription management, that supports managing passkeys bought via an online store. OPOSSO provides a remedy. Unfortunately the currently available proprietary solutions from Red Hat or SUSE are not disclosed and are unsuitable for smaller projects. The system manages software subscription credentials and runtimes in interaction with a webshop. 

SerNet developed the idea for OPOSSO in 2014 and implemented it in a joint venture with beclever.

Visit the OPOSSO repository:https://github.com/oposso-team/oposso


07/18/2016
SerNet, 2016


15. sambaXP in retrospect: Audio recordings and slides

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From May 10th - 12th 2016 the 15th SAMBA eXPerience took place. The conference was hosted by SerNet and the international Samba Team. Audio recordings and slides of the presentations are now available at www.sambaxp.org.

This year the sambaXP made it to Berlin for the first time. Despite of the new venue the event was a meeting point for developers and users from around the world which was also reflected in the variety of topics: Stefan Metzmacher kicked off the conference with a deep insight into Badlock (audio / slides), while Denis Cardon told "Samba 4-AD, it works: stories of battles fought and won" (audio / slides). Cardons lecture is a proven toolbox to prepare and execute the migration of large networks to Samba4-AD.


07/11/2016
SerNet, Events, SAMBA, 2016


New SAMBA+ version: SerNet releases 4.4.4 packages

SAMBA+ 4.4.4 has just been released. Packages for various SUSE and RedHat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu are available.

These packages address a lot of issues, which are listed in the Samba 4.4.4 release history.

SAMBA+ 4.3 packages and all later versions are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ Shop, detailed information and prices are listed there. The subscriptions bought at the SAMBA+ shop are managed at our platform OPOSSO. Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials.  The new SAMBA+ 4.4.4 packages are included in existing subscriptions.


06/07/2016
SerNet, SAMBA, 2016


SAMBA+ 4.4.3, 4.3.9 and EnterpriseSAMBA 4.2.12 released

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The Samba Team at SerNet provides a new set of SAMBA+ 4.4.3 (4.4.3-27 RPMs and 4.4.3-14 debs), 4.3.9 (4.3.9-26 RPMs and 4.3.9-13 debs) and EnterpriseSAMBA 4.2.12 (4.2.12-22 RPMs and 4.2.12-10 debs) packages. These packages contain fixes for regressions introduced in the last security releases. The packages are available for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu. Please have a look at the news section at samba.plus for all details.

SAMBA+ 4.3 packages and all later versions are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ Shop, detailed information and prices are listed there. The subscriptions bought at the SAMBA+ shop are managed at our platform OPOSSO. Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials. The new SAMBA+ 4.4.3 and 4.3.9 packages are included in existing subscriptions.

SerNet's 4.2 packages and older versions will still be maintained as EnterpriseSAMBA and distributed via https://portal.enterprisesamba.com for free. Please note that users don't have to register anymore to be able to access the packages, but instead can use a public user.


05/30/2016
SerNet, SAMBA, 2016


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