US Dept. of Labor Workforce Connections software released as Open Source

by Todd Ogasawara

Related link: http://workforceconnections.dol.gov/



The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released its Zope-based Workforce Connections software as Open Source. The software is described as:



Workforce Connections is a set of Web-based tools that enable content managers, with no programming experience, to dynamically create and manage online content in a secure environment. Workforce Connections; is an open source custom distribution available under a general public license (GPL) by the U.S. Department of Labor, it empowers non-technical individuals to create, acquire, share and control knowledge in real-time. Users can leverage Workforce Connections to build and maintain traditional Web sites, online courses, knowledge repository, online coach, and communities of practice portals.


They list sites using Workforce connections at:


http://workforceconnections.dol.gov/Sites


The software was developed by devIS. You can learn more about their approach to open source in the public sector in a the February issue of Linux Journal where Peter Gallagher and Martin Hudsun (of devIS) are interviewed in an article titled:

LAMP Development at Public Sector Web Sites

I've downloaded but not yet installed the Workforce Connections software. If you have, let me know what you think and how you are (might) use it.


1 Comments

toddogas
2004-02-24 11:17:40
Commercial zero-licensing cost version also available
FYI: I was informed that the zero-licensing-cost commercial version of devIS EZ Reusable Objects (EZRO) is available at:


http://ezro.devis.com/