[clug] CLUGers interested in creating a "Government LINUX"

David Collett davico at tpg.com.au
Tue May 3 08:27:11 GMT 2005

Hi Don,
I have recently written a paper on installing, configuring and hardening
an Ubuntu linux system as a desktop SOE (Standard Operating Environment)
for typical corporate environments with a particular focus on security

This was completed as a work project for my employer, Information
Security Group(ISG) at DSD, an area of Defence, one of whose roles is it
to help educate government on matters of information security. The paper
was presented at our "ISG Technical Forum" in Canberra last week.

The paper will be published in the next few days to www.onsecure.gov.au,
an online portal for IT security matters in government which is operated
by DSD.

I am more than happy to continue this work, and contribute to the cause.
If I can call it "work" that's even better!


On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 13:54 +1000, Don Munro wrote:
> I have been approached by a couple of companies offering (NOT IT) services
> to federal and local goverment who would like to have created an
> "government open source desktop" configuration of LINUX. They wondered if
> there were any CLUG members interested in configuring one of the distros to
> do the sorts of things Government wants as a prototype? They would be happy
> to sponsor some Pizzas and Pepsi for CLUG meetings, and to to give a
> presentation on why they think such a prototype would encourage the uptake
> of open source in Government. They would not "own" the prototype as the
> whole idea is to create something that would be generally useful right out
> of the box; and to give it away.
> It would need someone/group to coordinate the effort, and a few members
> interested in solving problems and tailoring and configuring different
> software.
> I think it would be an interesting project, but I'm up to my ears in
> projects for the next few months. Interested people should contact "Simon
> Greig" <sgreig at phoenix.com.au> in the first instance.
> cheers... Don.
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