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Newport News, Virginia Goes Open Source

Jun 16, 2008, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Hull)

"Recently, the Newport News, Virginia Open eGov system was released. Using the Plone content management system, the system is designed for governments to install, out of the box, a website which also includes specialized departmental infrastructure. Newport News has also made the system available under the GPL; it can be found here.

"I found this quotation from their Lessons Learned document interesting: 'The adoption of new technology is an iterative process of innovation and learning…' While they did not use the actual term, it seems that the team which developed Open eGov utilized an agile approach to software development..."

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