Linux succeeds at schools

  22.09.2008  Uutiset

Linux based client-server system is cost efficient and fits to the
school environment perfectly. With a centralized solution maintanance
is easy and tailored desktop for the teaching brings efficiency to the

Vitikkala school in Jämsä decided to order a Linux based client-server system to their new media and computer room.

Pupesoft suits for medical wholesale trade

  22.09.2008  Uutiset

Open source software Pupesoft proved to be most efficient as wholesale
trader of medical eguipment, Walki Medical Oy, needed a financial
management system. Because the company wanted the system to be
integrated with its current e-marketing environment, ability to
customize the system was a key feature. The software was distributed by
Kilocode Oy.

The whole case study is available only in Finnish. To read it, click the ”suomeksi” link in the top navigation.

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New information systems created for learning in Kauniainen

  19.09.2008  Uutiset

Finnish schools in Kauniainen got rid of their IT problems by changing to Ubuntu Linux and LTSP based solution. The solution made it possible to focus on learning and enhance the use of IT in teaching, but to reduce the need of resources at the same time.

The schools bought 120 thin Linux clients and did a service contract with Opinsys Oy, who will be responsible for administrating and developing the system when needed. The system has about 1200 users overall in three schools.


  19.09.2008  Uutiset

COSS services are targeted for COSS members and their business and technology partners providing, utilizing, or supporting open source products, services, and solutions.


  18.09.2008  Uutiset


Tekes-logo Tekes and COSS are cooperating to develop the open source research and business.

Public sector

  18.09.2008  Uutiset

Open source solutions provide the public sector with great opportunities to improve customer service, cut costs and enhance democratic participation of citizens in the information society. Public sector ICT investments also play an important role in the emerging open source market and they can catalyze the adaptation of ICT in this sector to the face the challenges of an open world.

Current public sector themes within COSS include

Suomen avoimien tietojärjestelmien keskus – COSS ry

Suomen avoimien tietojärjestelmien keskus - COSS ry tarjoaa jäsenilleen laajan verkoston avoimuuden alueelta. Tavoitteena COSSilla on edistää avoimen lähdekoodin, avoimen datan, avoimien rajapintojen ja standardien käyttöä Suomessa ja näin lisätä jäsentensä liiketoimintaa avoimiin teknologioihin liittyen.