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Re: [K12OSN] cost savings of Linux relative to M$ School LicenseAgreement



I would like to be able to show my supt the same thing.

DS

On Wed, 9 Jul 2003, Jeff Davis wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I would like to be able to show the Supt & Asst Supt's the cost savings 
> we've realized by using linux on all our servers.
> 
> The matrix below is my estimate of the M$ software licenses we would need 
> under the school license agreement in order to provide the same 
> functionality we have right now.  As I understand it this is an annual 
> cost, but I would like to know for certain.
> 
> At the moment we subscribe to rhn at a cost of about $2400/year
> 
> We currently have the following services running on our internal servers:
> 
> ldap
> samba
> netatalk
> dhcp
> smtp
> imap
> nfs
> ntp
> http
> https
> ssh
> ftp
> database (postgreSQL)
> and I'm sure I've left a few out.
> 
> We have 5 locations, consisting of 4 schools and one district office.  each 
> school has a 2 servers, one providing file and print services, the other 
> providing backend services such as dns, dhcp, ldap, smtp, imap, etc.  The 
> district has 4 servers, one providing all the aforementioned services, one 
> providing calendaring via meetingmaker, one as a firewall/gateway, and one 
> more as the district web server.
> 
> We have about 850 workstations running everything from MacOS 7.6.1-9.2.x to 
> win95-win2kpro.  Most of these machines have some flavor of M$ Office.
> 
> Here's the matrix I came up with.  Please feel free to make corrections.
> 
> Product                                 Qty     Unit            Extended
> Desktop 
> Package                                 850     $48.00          $40,800.00
> (Includes Office, Core CAL & Windows Upgrades)
> SQL ServerTM 
> CAL                                850     $5.00           $4,250.00
> Publisher                                       850     $2.00 
> $1,700.00
> Exchange Server Enterprise 
> Edition              5       $580.00         $2,900.00
> SQL ServerTM Enterprise 
> Edition                 6       $4,212.00       $25,272.00
> (1 Processor License)
> Systems Management Server                       1       $51.00          $51.00
> Windows® Advanced 
> Server                        14      $212.00         $2,968.00
> Estimated Institution 
> Total                                             $77,941.00
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> -Jeff
> 
> 
> Jefferson K. Davis
> Technology and Information Systems Manager
> Standard School District
> 1200 North Chester Ave
> Bakersfield, CA  93308
> USA
> 661-392-2110 ext 120
> 
> 
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Doug Simpson
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DeQueen Public Schools
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