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EL Today: Dortmund, Germany Uses Linux for e-Government Services

Jun 28, 2002, 23:31 (3 Talkback[s])

"The City of Dortmund is providing its 600,000 citizens with rapid and easy access to government services with the new Linux- and Internet-based system, which is officially launched Wednesday by IBM and the City of Dortmund.

"Activity such as registration in a new town, notification of intended marriage, births or relocation are often subject to time-consuming administrative processes. With the new digital citizens mapping system 'doMap' available on the Internet, citizens are quickly directed to the correct department for their specific needs. doMap uses a graphical "turntable" to lead citizens automatically to a specific area of interest. The new system is launched today at the finals of the Dortmund Project's start2grow IT business start-up competition..."

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