[OOTB-hive] 5 years of Alfresco Community in production

Ken Geis geis.ken at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 19:10:54 BST 2015

Oops. I was wrong:

Thank you for asking the question.  Unfortunately, your message constitutes
> a testimonial (with the full weight of the University behind it), as well
> as an endorsement.  This would violate California State Education Code
> 92000, which states (in part) that the University may not endorse or appear
> to endorse any particular good, company, or service (open source or not).
> So the Order of the Bee may not publish your story.

It's possible that we could publish something, but I think it would need to
be edited down into an uninteresting story.


On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 10:17 AM, Ken Geis <geis.ken at gmail.com> wrote:

> I’m happy to share my story, but I should run it by our brand protection
> office. I think they’ll have no problem. I’ll get back to you.
> Ken
> On Jun 2, 2015, at 10:06 AM, Oksana Kurysheva <okurysheva at itdhq.com>
> wrote:
> Hi Ken,
> Your story is awesome. I am delighted with such stories, when users really
> use application for so long time and are still happy with it. Can we
> publish your story in http://orderofthebee.org/stories/? It can be
> helpful and interesting to everyone.
> Best regards,
> Oksana
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"Ken Geis" <geis.ken at gmail.com>
> *To: *ootb-hive at xtreamlab.net
> *Sent: *Tuesday, June 2, 2015 7:45:33 PM
> *Subject: *[OOTB-hive] 5 years of Alfresco Community in production
> Hi all. I just wanted to share that my office at the University of
> California, Berkeley, put Alfresco Community into production five years ago
> today!
> I work in the Research Administration and Compliance office. We use
> Alfresco to store documents (~150K documents, ~130GB, scanned or digital
> origin) related to the university’s research proposals, contracts & grants.
> Initially, usage was ~30 people in central offices, but a year ago we made
> our files visible to researchers and their administrators (total user
> population ~2,000, although most are not active). Our records management
> group uses Alfresco Explorer, and most other users use a custom interface.
> We selected Alfresco for two main reasons:
>    - no per-user licensing fee
>    - openness; we wanted it to be a platform, not just a product
>       - in-house Java experience
> We started with 3.3 and are on 4.2 now. We use the Oracle for Alfresco
> Community add-on <https://github.com/krumboeck/oracle-alfresco>. The
> system has needed little attention since we implemented it.
> The biggest lacking feature for me is page counts. The PdfPages Aspect
> add-on <https://addons.alfresco.com/addons/pdfpages-aspect> does this for
> PDFs, but I think Alfresco (the company) should support this out of the box
> for PDFs and other content like Word documents. I just noticed that the
> issue I filed <https://issues.alfresco.com/jira/browse/ALF-2334> (in
> April 2010 [image: 😞]
> <http://apps.timwhitlock.info/emoji/tables/unicode#emoji-modal>) about
> this was bulk-closed on 3/13/15 because of 5.0, and I was not notified.
> *Richard*, your comment says to re-open issues in this case, but people
> like us don’t have permission to re-open (I’d prefer this to re-filing).
> One of my recent accomplishments is creating a CAS (Central Authentication
> Service, a single-sign-on common in educational institutions) module for
> Explorer. This makes it so that instead of using these instructions
> <https://wiki.alfresco.com/wiki/Central_Authentication_Service_Configuration> which
> involve editing your web.xml, you just apply the module and add a couple of
> lines of configuration to your alfresco-global.properties. I hope to
> publish this add-on soon, but I feel like it has little utility to the
> community without having a corresponding module for Share.
> It’s been a fun ride, and I expect we will be using Alfresco Community (or
> perhaps Honeycomb) for years to come.
> Ken
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