Public-i open sources ePetition software
Public-i has announced that its ePetition software has now been released to the open source community. According to Public-i, the petitioning tool, written in PHP and MySQL, was built using the open source Code Igniter development framework for PHP applications and "developed in an Object Oriented manner". Catherine Howe, Public-i Chief Executive, said that, “There are a few reasons why we chose open source; we wanted to explore this as a model for us as you can't really understand something until you do it, and as we are big users of open source technologies we wanted to put something back into that community."
The company notes that the release was "timed to coincide with the passing of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act of which ePetitions are a central element." ePetitions is available to download from The Open Source Observatory and Repository for European public administrations (OSOR) forge and is released under version 1.1 of the European Public License (EUPLv1.1).
- Open Source ePetition Software Now Available, Public-i press release.