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What is this?
This is a comprehensive test-plan and associated results for the testing of Linux distributions as a desktop operating system. We have tested a handful of distributions on two target hardware platforms and the results are published with this report. This report uses a subset of the test-plan, data and original report which was produced initially for SOCITM under the Open Source Academy. The original report and full dataset can be downloaded from http://www.opensourceacademy.gov.uk
Can I use this to do my own testing?
Yes, this has been designed such that you can use the framework to test other distributions with the provided questions. You may also suggest changes to the test-plan which can be implemented for your own tests and made available so that others can benefit from your input. All we ask is that you specify the target hardware platform and email the results to us for comparison with our own and other users tests. Please email us at email@example.com and we will send you a relevant template to complete with your results and return to us.
We will send you the relevant template to fill out your results in. Results will be moderated and published. Moderation does not mean we will reproduce the tests, it merely means we will check the formatting etc. before publishing. We will also agree any changes we desire with you before we publish your additions. You will be responsible for your own results.
Which license (if any) applies to my use of this?
The content provided here is made available under a Creative Commons license. You are permitted to copy, distribute, display and perform the work and produce derivative works. You may not however use this work for commercial purposes and you must give the original author credit. You can see the license at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/.
Any published additions provided by the community will also be licensed as such. The National Computing Centre (NCC) are responsible for the base report, original test-plan and their provided results. Additions to the data are the responsibility of those who submit them. We are happy to host these free of charge, however we advise you keep your own backups.