LAMP Development at Public Sector Web Sites

A new breed of IT firm is helping federal, state and local governments create a “public infostructure” of interoperable, effective Web-based applications.
Conclusion

Few of us have ever heard of the open-source organizations mentioned above. They have success because they deliver government solutions. In so many ways, they have paved the way for the rest of us. I hope you enjoyed finding out about them as much as I did in locating them.

Tom Adelstein works as a Linux consultant in Dallas, Texas. His current interest lies in the field of eGovernment applications. Tom is involved in the launch of Government Forge, a Web site devoted to state and local governments interested in Linux and open source. He also is a member of the Open-Source Software Institute.

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Re: LAMP Development at Public Sector Web Sites

Anonymous's picture

Cash-strapped local governments will soon be forced to
consider Linux applications, or face law suits for squandering
public funds. Here in Canada, there is hardly a city hall that
couldn't save hard earned tax dollars from open source apps
aimed at this sector. Question is... Are there apps ready to
take on the task? If anyone knows of companies offering such software, I'd be interested in knowing who they are.

Sandy Milne
sandy@telus.net

Re: LAMP Development at Public Sector Web Sites

Anonymous's picture

Blast Internet Services, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (OpenNMS, Open source network management software).

Re: LAMP Development at Public Sector Web Sites

Anonymous's picture

There are a very few small OSS businesses that support and customize some open source packages like Zope and OpenCMS... but there are a large number of small firms that COULD become active in this area if the Canadian federal and provincial governments would adopt the required policies on OSS procurement.

This will become an area of great interest as the benefits to the economy of increased business for local and national high-tech firms become realized... political motivation may succeed where financial benefits remain under the radar.

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