Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Open eGov

The City of Newport News, VA:

The City of Newport News is offering the software that runs its web site as well as the knowledge base we created through the implementation process to any organization or individual, free of charge. Our intent is to create a collaborative software ecosystem, where government organizations, non-profits and the private sector work together to share the cost of enhanced capabilities.

On August 24, 2007, Open eGov joined 55 other government organizations from Europe, Africa and South America and merged with the PloneGov project. The intent is to offer our software and relevant documentation integrated with the PloneGov delivery channels.

I would like to read a good analysis of why eGovernment is so far ahead of educational IT (aside from open source in education not having its own Jim Willis).

1 comment:

Jim said...

Ok, so maybe it's not a good read but here goes...

Perhaps it's because, in addition to the "sorry our Windows network is locked down, we can't allow tinkering" attitude in schools and corporations, they're also frozen in fear of the legal consequences of tinkering.