NY Senate Open Source Open Source initiatives for the New York State Senate
NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Motivation and Goals The New York Senate has traditionally been a closed body, lending credence to ...
Participation
Efficiency </li></ul>
NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Areas of Focus <ul><li>Senate websites (public and internal)
Internal E-mail/Calendaring/Collaboration
Constituent Relationship Management
Legislative data
Help Desk and Problem Tracking
Software development and code management </li></ul>
NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Senate websites - Internet <ul><li>Original external website:
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NY Senate Open Source

  1. 1. NY Senate Open Source Open Source initiatives for the New York State Senate
  2. 2. NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Motivation and Goals The New York Senate has traditionally been a closed body, lending credence to the term, “Three men in a room.” Under the new majority, the Office of the CIO was created and empowered to bring government to the citizens of New York. We have three main goals: <ul><li>Transparency
  3. 3. Participation
  4. 4. Efficiency </li></ul>
  5. 5. NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Areas of Focus <ul><li>Senate websites (public and internal)
  6. 6. Internal E-mail/Calendaring/Collaboration
  7. 7. Constituent Relationship Management
  8. 8. Legislative data
  9. 9. Help Desk and Problem Tracking
  10. 10. Software development and code management </li></ul>
  11. 11. NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Senate websites - Internet <ul><li>Original external website:
  12. 12. Minimal interactive features
  13. 13. Difficult to maintain
  14. 14. No direct control for member offices
  15. 15. New website:
  16. 16. Drupal-based
  17. 17. Highly interactive
  18. 18. Each member is empowered </li></ul>
  19. 19. NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Senate websites - Intranet <ul><li>Current internal website:
  20. 20. Lotus-based
  21. 21. Difficult to locate information
  22. 22. Proposed Intranet website:
  23. 23. Drupal-based
  24. 24. Advanced indexing and search capabilities
  25. 25. Better integration with CRM and OpenLeg </li></ul>
  26. 26. NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Internal E-mail/Groupware <ul><li>Currently: Lotus Notes/Domino
  27. 27. Investigating alternatives, including:
  28. 28. Google Apps
  29. 29. Zimbra
  30. 30. Open-Xchange
  31. 31. Spicebird
  32. 32. Scalix
  33. 33. CollabSuite, Zarafa, Unison, Bynari, PostPath, Kolab </li></ul>
  34. 34. NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Constituent Relationship Mgmt <ul><li>Currently: OMIS (mainframe-based application)
  35. 35. Investigating alternatives, including:
  36. 36. CiviCRM (open source)
  37. 37. Lockheed-Martin IQ (best-of-breed proprietary)
  38. 38. Orange Leap (formerly, MPower)
  39. 39. SugarCRM, SpendidCRM, CentricCRM, Vtiger, XRMS
  40. 40. iConstituent
  41. 41. Aristotle </li></ul>
  42. 42. NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Legislative Data <ul><li>Originally: LBDC public website
  43. 43. Now: OpenLeg bill data service
  44. 44. Written in Java using Jetty servlet engine
  45. 45. Hourly updates from LBDC via FTP
  46. 46. RESTful API
  47. 47. Examples of API usage: Drupal site, IM client
  48. 48. Data formats: XML, CSV, RSS, JSON </li></ul>
  49. 49. NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Help Desk and Problem Tracking <ul><li>Currently: Mainframe-based help desk app
  50. 50. Investigating open source solutions:
  51. 51. Redmine
  52. 52. Bugzilla
  53. 53. Trac
  54. 54. eTicket, Eventum, Savane, OpenCSM </li></ul>
  55. 55. NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Software Development and Source Code Management <ul><li>Originally: No standards
  56. 56. Development environment:
  57. 57. Java6, servlets, Jetty
  58. 58. Eclipse IDE
  59. 59. Source code management:
  60. 60. Subversion
  61. 61. Github
  62. 62. Subversive (Eclipse plugin) </li></ul>
  63. 63. NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 Copyright Policies <ul><li>Website: Creative Commons By-NC-ND
  64. 64. Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivative Works
  65. 65. Source Code: Dual-license BSD and GPLv3
  66. 66. Open source repository:
  67. 67. open.nysenate.gov </li></ul>
  68. 68. NYSenate2.0 and Gov2.0 How you can help <ul><li>Connect with open source community
  69. 69. Revolutionary opportunity to reinvent government
  70. 70. Products utilized by millions of New Yorkers
  71. 71. Rensselaer and NY Senate – a perfect match!
  72. 72. Contact: Ken Zalewski, zalewski@senate.state.ny.us </li></ul>
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