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ITBusiness.ca: CUPE Turns to Open Source Tools for Portal Revamp

May 19, 2003, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Monika Rola)

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"The Canadian Union of Public Employees launched their new Web site Thursday, and in the true spirit of May Day it was a thoroughly collaborative effort.

"Canada's largest union, CUPE represents over half a million workers in the health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airline industries throughout the country. On May 1st, the international day celebrating worker solidarity, the union launched version three of its site using a number of open source tools.

"Developed in collaboration with OpenConcept Consulting, the site's server is based on Red Hat 8, with a fairly standard LAMP environment. OpenConcept president Mike Gifford said the developers made a point of basing it on common open source platforms. The site was built in such a way as to be easy to use and test on a number of different platforms..."

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