May 6, 2005

Open Source Opens Door for E-Democracy

Ian Cuddy writes "New open source software is now available to help councils in the UK set up online forums focused specifically on local issues at little to no cost.

The enhanced web forum technology has been used to power pilot projects by two English local authorities as part of the £4 million Local e-Democracy National Project.

A report on the trials, issued on 5 May, judged the initial phase as "highly successful", highlighting that the use of open source software presents a "significant advantage" for councils from the cost/benefit perspective."



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