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Mar 01, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The United Kingdom is working to move all its local government services online by the end of 2005, because of an initiative spearheaded by Prime Minister Tony Blair called the Local Authorities Website National Projects (LAWs). In the process, APLAWs (sounds like 'applause'), a huge open source content management project, has sprung up, and for UK local authorities, it appears to have risen head and shoulders above its proprietary competition.

"APLAWs is the result of Camden Borough Council's Pathfinder assignment, one of 25 government-funded exploration projects, aimed at exploring and developing new ways of implementing e-government..."

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