NewsForge: NAR Walks the Open Source Walk

“The National Association of Realtors (NAR) exists to help its
1.2 million members ‘become more profitable and successful.’ The
NAR provides buying power, education, government policy influence,
and the latest technology. In fact, NAR has its own IT department,
dedicated to making a real estate agent’s job easier through the
use of open source technology, called the Center for Realtor
Technology (CRT).

“CRT has four full-time staff members, and they all do
everything open source, says Keith Garner, strategic architect. ‘My
boss, the vice president of CRT, codes as much or maybe more than I
do on an average day,’ Garner says. ‘It’s open source just for the
fact of rapid development…'”