Online polls made easy with IPM
The European Commission has released version 3.1 of its open source polling framework, IPM (Interactive Policy Making). The new version includes a web service to review and extract data from polls, the ability to publish results on other web sites, and a built-in CSS editor to customise the look of the system.
IPM's goal is to make the creation of online polls as easy as possible. The Java-based tool includes internationalisation capabilities for polls and allows direct access to the collected data while polls are in progress. IPM was developed as part of the EU's Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations programme.
More information on the new features can be found in the notes accompanying this release. The tool can be downloaded for Linux from the European Commission's web site and is licensed under the European Union Public Licence.
- European Commission counting on open data, a report by The H.