AbulÉdu is a Ubuntu-based distribution for primary schools. It is currently in French but most of the tools can be translated. An AbulÉdu server can handle Mac, Windows (samba), GNU/Linux and X terminal (with LTSP) clients. The server acts as a central gateway for Web, mail, and printing, and facilitates the management of classes, pupils, and teachers. Everybody can publish Web pages on an intranet using Apache and all administration tasks are performed using a browser. The result is that a teacher who is not a computer specialist can install and manage a school network.
Akeni Messenger Jabber Edition is a cross-platform client for Jabber compliant servers. It features an XML-based messaging protocol, private chatting, conference mode, broadcast messages to groups of people, message log, a typing indicator, a full-featured rich-text editor, emoticons, and powerful online presence management.
AUC (Authenticated User Community) is an intranet system designed for use in an educational organization but is also useful in many other settings. It offers the ability for users to have a uniform web-based interface to discussion forums, e-mail (similar to hotmail, etc.), file management, and a searchable user database. Also, "Interactive Classrooms" provide a means for students and teachers to have a web-based extension to their in-class interaction. The system runs from a C-based monolithic CGI script. MySQL is used for database storage. Also, the web-based mail client supports MIME parts/attachments, IMAP, mbox, and multiple mail folders.
Collaba is a multimedia collaboration and communication server built to provide digital workspaces to virtual educational, corporate, and other communities. It features secure email (Web, POP3/SMTP, crypto, and anti-spam), online forums (Web, RSS, NNTP, and podcast), blogs (Web, RSS, podcast), multimedia chat (text, multimedia panel, etc.), personal and group calendering, address books, bookmarks, an online Web page editor, file services and CMS (Web, WebDAV, FTP, SMB, CIFS, anvi-virus API, and ClamAV support), digital portfolio, dynamic news board, directory access, support for multiple independent communities on one server, Single-Sign-On features (built-in support for LDAP, CAS 2.0, JAAS, SMTP-Auth and more, powerful developer API), full online server management, anti-spam (RBL and filters), anti-virus support, centralized management with LDAP directories, Web publishing of personal, group or general web sites, developer APIs, and much more.
CryptoCD is a collection of user-friendly documentation for software that provides secure communication through the Internet. The programs cover tasks like email encryption, secure chat, and anonymous Web browsing. CryptoCD comes with comprehensive documentation explaining step by step installation and use of the software for inexperienced users. At the moment, the documentation is only available in German.
The EESST package implements a common format for Email Exchange of Secondary School Transcripts. MIME and OpenPGP email standards are applied to enable secure communication of academic transcripts directly from each student to his or her chosen recipients without intervention or monitoring by any third-parties. Because transcripts are digitally signed by the originating school official, transcript recipients can independently verify that transcripts received directly from students have not been altered in transit.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet is a German introduction to the technical aspects of the Internet. This book explains both the low-level protocols IP, ICMP, TCP, and UDP and the high-level protocols SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, NNTP, HTTP, Gopher, FTP, IRC, DICT, Finger, Daytime, DNS, and Whois.
The aim of the PicoForge project (previously known as PicoLibre) is to provide a set of high level libre software applications that are well integrated in order to provide a collaborative "forge". It makes it easy to deploy a collaborative work platform for developing software or hosting other collaborative activities. Having started (as PicoLibre) in an educational context, PicoForge is now a quite generic platform, comparable (but sometimes less advanced) to other *-Forge software platforms. It groups several high-level applications like phpGroupware, Sympa, TWiki, Subversion, and CVS.