What is this project about?Kuwaiba is an ambitious project to provide an enterprise grade OSS (Operations and Support System) for network inventory in the context of IT and telecommunications environments. It looks forward to support Asset, Change and Facility Management processes and to be a key element in the implementation of ITIL and COBIT components.
What commercial products around do what Kuwaiba does?
There are already many reputed commercial products with big corporations behind in the market. Some of them are (in no particular order):
- Cramer (Amdocs)
- Netcracker (Netcracker)
- siriOSS CONDIS (Siemens)
- Ericsson Adaptive Inventory/Granite (Ericsson/Telcordia)
- X:Akta (Aktavara)
Why Kuwaiba is different from those products?
- It’s free! (as in beer and as in speech). No matter how many assets you want to manage or how many users will use concurrently the application, the cost is the same: zero.
- Use of open standards and well documented API. No more proprietary protocols or tons of money for consultants to create plugins, complex queries or reports. Hire your own development team or get commercial support from Neotropic SAS.
- Light and fast. You don't need a cluster of 64GB RAM, octa-core servers. The most basic setup runs smoothly on a conventional 2GB RAM, dual-core machine.
- Forget the operating system lock-in. This software is cross-platform.
- Community, not a corporate agenda defines the roadmap of the product.
How is Kuwaiba licensed?Client and server are dual-licensed EPL v1 and GPL v3. The third party components used have their own compatible open source licenses (see details in the About page).
Who is behind the development?This project is officially backed by Neotropic SAS.
Is there commercial support for Kuwaiba?
Yes, it’s provided by Neotropic SAS. Neotropic provides services that include consultancy, platform sizing, customization, setup, deployment and integration, platform administration, around-the-clock support and training. There are also options for platform integrators.Or if you wish, you can get community support by using the public forums and mailing lists.
How can I help?There are many ways you can contribute to the project:
- As an active (or occasional) developer
- As as interface designer and usability wizard
- As a tester
- As technical writer
- As graphic designer (icons, logos, etc)
- As a translator
- Providing help to new users in mailing lists and forums
- Just as a satisfied user willing to spread the word!