Web site: www.ignalum.com (not active)
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Based on: Fedora
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 9.2 | September 19, 2005
Ignalum – The Ignalum Linux Project is committed to bridging the gap between collaborative open source projects by developing a unique brand of Linux that offers smooth and unequalled integration among programs and between the operating system and system software.
The Ignalum Linux Project (ILP) student initiative is designed to give opportunities to faculty and students at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, to participate in promoting the Linux Open Source concept. Western students may join the Ignalum Project beginning in their first year of study, allowing them to gain experience in programming, project development and integration. Students who have already committed themselves to their own Open Source projects are encouraged to integrate their work into ILP.
The goal of ILP is to showcase the immense talent offered by students at Western enrolled in varying programs such as Computer Science and Computer and Software Engineering. Since all donations to Ignalum will go to directly fund ILP, much of it will be used to pay students for their work. However, the strength of the project lies in its ability to bridge the gap between the corporate IT world and young people in academia. Because Ignalum is committed to growing its partnerships with industry-leading hardware and software technology companies, Western Engineering and Computer Science students will have better opportunities towards securing lucrative, challenging and rewarding careers in a wide variety of industries. Moreover, the University of Western Ontario will be able to more effectively recruit Canada’s most academically gifted students.