Since the late 1990s, commercial use of the Internet has increased. Many schools have started to use this new technology for presentations and have been sponsored by several initiatives like “Schulen ans Netz.” The eight ministerial service centres (Ministerialbeauftragte, MB) for the Bavarian secondary modern schools started to think about the use of the Internet, too. To get the best profit out of the Internet it was decided to combine the existing homepages of the MBs together on one platform for the Realschulen. The Bavarian Realschulen have a long tradition on IT as a subject, so a team of 24 teachers with special knowledge in creating websites and open source technologies (php, MySQL) was formed in 1999 to work out a concept for the Internet platform. In September 2000 the Bayerisches Realschulnetz (BRN) (www.realschule.bayer.de) went online for the first time. During the following 5 years, the project has developed into a one-stop-shop for all parties concerning the Bavarian Realschule.