Swiss Canton Makes E-Government Solution Open Source

Mar 09, 2010

The Swiss canton Zug has put a collaboration solution called iZug under GPL licensing.

The iZug solution includes a Web-based content management system, task and schedule maintenance and workplace solutions for internal and external coworkers. By its own reports, the canton has deployed the software for 1,500 canton workers and 400 external users.

The solution works with Microsoft Office and OpenOffice alike and is based on Plone. The specially formed association takes care of the maintenance and development of 22 modules. Association president Hanna Muralt Müller comments: "The Zug canton is promoting the innovative capabilities of the community with the release of the software. The modules can be used by members of other associations. is coordinating and ensuring its care and further development."

The solution is under a version of GPL of the Swiss IT Conference (SIK) that adheres to Swiss code. Downloads are available from the 4teamwork Plone service provider out of Berne. An online demo (registration required) of the software is also available from 4teamwork.

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