eBox is licensed under GPL and started as an open-source, collaborative project of two companies. It also takes part on Morfeo Project. On 16th November 2006 eBox was officially approved as a NEOTEC project, receiving public funds from the CDTI (a Spanish public organisation, under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism) to complete the development of version 1.0.
Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 3 featured eBox as "network services control tool".
eBox Platform features are:
eBox Platform uses an open source model, with all the source code available for its users.
Its design incorporates modern programming techniques as:
It also offers debugging facilities, integrating the layout of the execution stack of the Perl 5 interpreter.
Each service's process is monitored so if it dies, it is respawned automatically.
eBox is built upon common Open Source components:
Main eBox community work and support takes place at eBox users' mailing lists, with an English speaking and a Spanish speaking one.
eBox's inclusion on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon was preceded by some comments at Ubuntu Forums community.
There is also a very active group of Linkstation users which succedeed in porting eBox to PowerPC.
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