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New Zealand Herald: Prisons Go for Open Source

Jul 30, 2003, 07:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Wood)

"The Department of Corrections will go live in two weeks with an open-source content management system to provide an intranet for its 4500 staff.

"Open-source software is free to licence and is developed by a global "community" of programmers in their spare time.

"IT manager Derek Lyons said the intranet system, using the free OpenCMS software, would replace a mixture of static web pages and ordinary database access. Its purpose was to improve access to internal information, such as manuals, and there might be an opportunity to add other functions such as forums..."

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