In December 2006, we finally released the deepOfix Mail Server under the GNU GPLv2 (or later). It took tremendous effort by a small and dedicated team to document and test everything, polish out all the obvious bugs and make the whole operating system usable for everyone.
We have not been able to match that vigour, purpose or delivery. Here are some of those who were a part of the team that made it possible to make a deepOfix public release:
We went back to Drupal for this website.
It was a very extensive website. It had a deepOfix installation and usage manual, a list of projects for students (with a form to apply for the same) and so many other services and solutions on offer.
The first release of deepOfix was via Sourceforge.net:
In 2002, a small “misunderstanding” arose on 2002 that DeepRoot might be in violation of the GPL. You can read the entire discussion here.
Here is a screenshot of the summary:
The public release of deepOfix in 2006 was also an affirmation the very early commitment to the principles of free software and community.
At that time, we used to patch the Linux kernel with the bootsplash patches so that we could have pretty console screens like this.