The server needs you to use the command-line via the console or SSH.However, there’s a desktop version as well — the “Live DVD desktop ISO” for those who love GUIs: a choice of GNOME 2.30/XFCE 4.8/LXDE 0.5/KDE 4.7.

As a result, Bloomington’s 311 tools for civic issue reporting and publishing incident data have been picked up and reused by municipalities across North America and Europe. Keep an eye out for updates on Mapbox Cities to see what we’re building with our three partner cities, Melbourne, West Midlands Combined Authority in the UK, and Bloomington, Indiana.

We have more content on open source for the public sector in the first part of our Mapbox Cities handbook.

However, there are still a number of outdated packages on the system like Firefox 24 and X.

Org Server 1.14 while the default office suite is a broken Open Office build, due to various obstacles in maintaining open-source software support for Solaris while being challenged by limited contributors.

According to UCLG, the Global Network of Cities, Local and Regional Governments, there were 503 metropolises and 8923 intermediary cities (above a population of 50,000) globally as of 2015.

They expect 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban settlements by 2050, so local governments need to act now to make their cities resilient and more efficient to meet this level of growth.

Collaborating with other cities on open source reduces the overhead cost on the initial development costs for cities each time the tool is replicated.

Our Mapbox Cities partner Bloomington, Indiana, is a great case study.

An anonymous reader writes: It's been five years since Oracle killed off Open Solaris while the community of developers are letting it live on with the new Open Indiana "Hipster" 15.10 release.