Councils collectively spend many millions of dollars each year on proprietry software systems, that in many cases only poorly serve their needs.
If even a fraction of this money was channeled into developing an Open Source Local Government Software Suite, Councils could not only save a huge amount of money, but would in the long run have access to a software solution that better meets their needs.
How to develop an Open Source Local Government Software Suite
The system could be developed as part of a staged process
- Stage 1 - Identification of Councils and Individuals supportive of the project
- Stage 2 - The development of a strategy to encourage more Councils to use existing Open Source Software solutions
- Stage 3 - The development of an open collaboration mechanism
- Stage 4 - The selection and set up of a development platform
- Stage 5 - The development of an Open Source Asset Management System
- Stage 6 - The development of an Open Source Local Government Software Suite
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- Forum Discussion
- Free & Open Source Software
- Local Government Project Register
- Local Government Software
External Links & References
- Geospatial ICT
- Western Australia to scrap shared IT Services Office (An example of proprietary software not being the answer)
- Key Advantage of Open Source is Not Cost Savings
- Guides to Open Source Software used in some Australian Government departments and agencies.
- Google+ Discussion