Canonical is offering a dedicated, local version of its Landscape systems management and monitoring server for Ubuntu, rather than insist you access the service through the company's own systems. Canonical will next month launch the Landscape Dedicated Server, which is a local copy of the current Landscape service. It will run …
Open Source Client
The Landscape Client is Open Source so that everyone can get to know the protocols it uses; thereby allowing some third party to create a compatible Open Source server (OpenLandscape? Seascape? Portrait?), without Canonical having to expose a single line of their own embarrassing flaky code. Once it's nearly ready to go, Canonical will use it as the basis for Landscape Server 2.0.
It's a way to get other people to do your work for you .....
..."peace of mind", Mister Malapropism.
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