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Axel got in contact with Linux end of 1992, while it was still experimental (Kernel 0.9x). Complete migration to S.u.S.E. 5.3 end of the 90's, after is became obvious that the previously used OS/2 has no future. Focus was the use of OpenSource in business and on the Desktop: Next to his 'Linux on a ThinkPad' Website, lauched in 2001 (, SAP's Linux-plans were analyzed (R/3 auf Linux – Vollmundiges Marketing, halbherziger Support, Computerwoche 34/1999) and the experiences made in running the own company on Linux were reported on a Conference (OpenSource meets Business Conference January 2007). Axel is member of the openSUSE project board and maintains various packages, like hylafax+, the Tryton ERP System, GNU Health and the GNU Health Live CD.

Having a project that builds nicely in OBS is one piece of the story. Taking it into the openSUSE Distribution is a different thing. On last years oSC the Leap release manager (Ludwig) approached me 'Why dont you bring GNU Health into Leap'? Yes, why not? I liked the idea, but had not enough time to spend for the project. When the first RC was announced, we had to speed up....and finally made it! Up to that point there was a steep learning curve. The presentation will highlight the major steps - and why we still struggle with the update project. It gives an outlook on the upcoming GNU Health Release as well

2017 May 27 - 16:15
30 min
Saal (Main Hall)

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