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Open Source Academy new website

by Nicolas Bossut last modified 2007-03-16 14:57

The Open Source Academy (OSA) goes live with a new Zope-Plone based portal. Open Source Academy is a UK-funded initiative created to support OSS adoption in Local Authorities. Zea Partners was part of the team involved in the portal development.

The Open Source Academy is a partnership of British local authorities and organisations with experience in the Open Source world, backed by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister through the e-Innovations programme. It aims to encourage the use of Open Source software by local authorities throughout the UK, by demonstrating its benefits and by creating an environment where Open Source software is not only inviting, but also safe to use and adopt by all local authorities. It is also looking at best practice advice and guidance from those local authorities who are now experiencing the benefits of using Open Source in the development of their IT systems.

Portal is Zope-Plone powered and was provided by the European team gathered together by Open Web Solutions. The successful team, including European companies as ZEA, Open Forum Europe, Open Web Solutions, Graham Oakes Ltd, Amaze and Reflab, is now working to additional portals, within the Plone base infrastructure, to provide support and information to small and medium enterprises interested in OSS adoption.