LibreOffice / The Document Foundation
LibreOffice: The Free Office Suite
We use LibreOffice as our standard office solution and support customers with Collabora with SLA contracts to use LibreOffice. The LibreOffice community is very close to our hearts, so we regularly give something back to the community through various activities. In addition to the organization of the LibreOffice Conference, various employees have contributed patches to LibreOffice or actively contributed to the foundation's work as a board member. We also support the Document Foundation with the housing of various servers and buildbots on our infrastructure.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall...
Fast downloads and high availability distinguish good package mirrors – no less than that we strive for with our package mirror. The Mirror is available under https://pkg.adfinis.com and is considered an official mirror for the following distributions:
- Arch Linux
The server delivers about 20 million files and about 6 TB of data in one month.
Sponsorship of conferences
Meet and move forward together
As a sponsor, Adfinis regularly supports open source conferences. In addition, our speakers contribute to the content part of various occasions. Here is a small excerpt:
Are you organizing a conference on F/OSS? Let us know.
Swiss OpenStreetMap Association
Open Street Map: more than just maps
Open data is a topic related to open source that is very important to us. The Swiss OpenStreetMap Association is an elementary part of the Swiss OpenStreetMap movement, which contributes a lot to the development and expansion of free map data. Adfinis supports the Swiss OpenStreetMap Association with the housing of server infrastructure and various employees contribute with their edits to the growth of the data time and again.
Aptly Management done the easy way
Aptly is a wonderful solution to create and manage apt repositories. We use Aptly in various scenarios, have contributed extensive extensions and are members of the Core Contributorteam. The resulting solution is available as PyAptly under the GNU Affero General Public License on GitHub.
Make Foreman configuration as easy as pie 🙂
We do provisioning of Linux systems internally and with customers preferably via Foreman. In order to make the installation and configuration reproducible and automatable, we have developed a solution that can map large parts of the Foreman configuration with a YML file and perform it e.g. using Ansible. The resulting software is available as Foreman-YML under the GNU General Public License on GitHub.
We don't just cook our own soup
We work directly with the upstream projects for all the open source solutions we use. In this way, changes and improvements are directly incorporated. In addition, we use the public channels for communication with the projects and support other users with questions in forums, in IRC channels, etc.
Participation in committees and organisations
Together we are strong
Our employees are involved in a wide range of committees and organisations that are committed to various open source topics. These include, but are not more than one:
- Participation in the jury of the Swiss Open Source Award
- Membership of the board of the ch Open association
- Partner of the Parliamentary Group On Digital Sustainability
- Assignments as an expert in apprenticeship projects in the open source environment
Open source projects
Solutions developed by us
Adfinis develops solutions that can benefit others. We publish them on our GitHub page and look forward to receiving feedback or contributions.
Some pickled examples:
- finja: a tool to search large amounts of source code (GitHub)
- freedomvote: a platform to compare the positions of politicians and to enable election recommendations (GitHub)
- freeze: a tool to sort and compare data structures and objects (GitHub)
- Caluma: for easy creation of workflows and forms (GitHub)
We are a community
Thanks to our stable network in the open source community, we can draw on a large pool of knowledge and maintain a high quality standard.
Quality assurance through commitment
We play an active role in the open source community by sharing our knowledge with other experts and promoting diverse organizations and communities that are committed to the use of open source technologies. In this way, we play our part in technology development and help to further improve the quality of open source products.
The Conference for Digtiale Sustainability
Digital transformation is ubiquitous. How can we ensure that progressive digitalisation also generates sustainable benefits for our society? The principle of digital sustainability offers an answer to this question. Digital sustainability describes how digital knowledge assets (data, content, software) need to be created and made accessible in order to create the greatest possible benefits for society and the environment. In concrete terms, this concerns current political challenges around digitalisation in Switzerland, in innovation and research, in data protection, copyright and in technical topics such as open data.
Adfinis was part of the founding team and continues to be actively involved in the OK of DINAcon.
Parliamentary Group Digital Sustainability
The Parliamentary Group On Digital Sustainability promotes the sustainable and innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and promotes public access to knowledge.
Adfinis is a partner of Parldigi and provides resources and time to support Parldigi's initiatives.
Association for the Promotion of Open Source Software and Open Standards in Switzerland
Since its foundation in 1982, the independent association CH Open (Swiss Open Systems User Group) has been committed to promoting open and free systems. The activities focus on training and the exchange of information among the members.
Through various events and activities, CH Open promotes the theoretical and practical expertise of its members in the fields of Linux and other open source software. The events also offer an excellent opportunity to connect with others.
Through the extensive network of relationships, there are close contacts with the private sector and with public administrations. As a result, CH Open's commitment to open source software is widely perceived.
Adfinis is a long-time member and sponsor of CH Open and is represented on the board of the association. We actively support the activities of CH Open.
Open Source Business Alliance
The Open Source Business Alliance (OSB Alliance) is Europe's largest network of companies and organizations that develop, build on or apply open source software.
The goal of the OSB Alliance is to make open source software and other forms of open collaboration more successful. The OSB Alliance achieves its goals by disseminating information, creating a positive framework for manufacturers and users, and by actively networking manufacturers, customers and service providers. In particular, interoperability between various open source systems and with proprietary software plays an important role.
Adfinis is a member of OSBA and is closely associated with THE core persons and companies of OSBA.