Code for new Polish consultation web site to be open sourced
Poland's Ministry of Economy has launched a consultation web site, the underlying software for which will soon be released as open source. In an announcement on its web site, the Polish Foundation on Open and Free Software (FWIOO), which was involved in helping draw up the specifications for the project, states that, for now, the portal will only be used for consultations on behalf of the Ministry of Economy, but suggests that its use will spread to other departments.
Some further information is available on the EC's open source portal, Joinup: the consultation web site is based on Drupal with the Zend Framework used to create code that links the web site to the ministry's document management system; it is this code that will be open sourced. The site and code are still undergoing testing but it is expected that this will be completed in about one month. After that time the code will be released as open source, but it is as yet undecided from which code repository it will be made available.