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Plone Conference 2007 - PloneGov panel

by Nicolas Bossut last modified 2007-10-04 12:12

PloneGov: Plone in the public sector. Panel presenting the project and its potential. Representatives involved in projects reaching local government to Parliaments will present their experience, projects and tools.

PloneConference - Friday October 12, 2007 - Newton Room 11:05

PloneGov, the big picture (Xavier HEYMANS)

The PloneGov project regroups local and regional governments and SME from over 15 countries and 3 continents. The goals of this close collaboration is to develop in a cooperative manner, applications and websites suited for public organization for their own use as well as for their citizens’.

The panel will present the current state of PloneGov and challenges faced to develop such a project. It will also highlight the potential of this collaboration in term of sharing applications, investments costs and best practices.

PloneGov - Switzerland (Bernhard BÜLHMANN)

  • plonegov

    The foundation has been founded in April 2007 by the Swiss Government, the Canton of Basel Stadt and two consulting companies. The goal of the foundation is to provide an eGovernment infrastructure based on Plone.

    Today, modules for Web CMS, Intranet/Extranet, Records Management, and public forums are available. On May 30th, the first workshop will be held in Berne.

  • PloneGov applications list (German)

Udalerria web plataforma - Basque Country, Spain (Lur IBARGUTXI)


CodeSyntax is a basque company working with python, Zope and Free Software since it was created in 2000. CMSs are very important in local administration, and therefore Zope and Plone give us very powerful tools to build great applications. One of our projects inside our project called UdalPlone is about digital signature and electronic identification between people and administration, and we can see that there's a similar project in Belgium. That's gives us the way to work together. We must work together.

CommunesPlone - Belgium, France (Joël LAMBILLOTTE)


30 Belgian and French local governments participate in the CommunesPlone project. The towns develop in cooperative manner, applications and websites for their own use as well as for their citizens’. Today, different modules are available : Intranet/Extranet, council management, online administrative documents requests, identification by electronic identity card, fine management or deliberation management.

Plone for parliaments - Tabellio - Belgium (Gaetan DEBERDT)

TabellioTwo parliaments of Belgium, the Parliament of the French-speaking community of Belgium (PCF) and the Parliament of the French-speaking community of Brussels (PFB) have decided to join their efforts to rewrite their parliament software from proprietary to open source (Plone / Open Office). One goal of the project is to produce applications and generic tools compatible with the other PloneGov innitiatives.

PloneGov in South America (Roberto ALLENDE)

In September 2007, the third largest Argentinean city joined PloneGov, being first organization from South America to join the Project. Right now other organizations are getting involved and making efforts to join the Project.  Roberto will explain the efforts undertaken by the user group PloneConoSur to promote PloneGov in Latin America, the current state of the project and the potential for the region.