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A Case Study about Open Source Internet Software in the eThekwini Municipality and a discussion of the relevance of open source software in libraries

A Spencer

Abstract




This paper describes the use of open source software applications on the web sites of the large eThekwini municipality in Durban, South Africa. The implementation of open source was both a response to the 2003 South African Government approval of open source solutions in government departments and because open source was the most suitable option. The use of Zope and Plone and some of the challenges of the implementation are discussed and an assessment of the resulting product is given.

Innovation Vol. 36 2008: pp. 48-55



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/innovation.v36i1.26545
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