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  • Thinkubating Or How Local Government Came To Love Plone
  • The Problem
    • Approached To Setup a Collaborative Environment
    • Needed to be Easy To Use
    • And Yet Needed To Be Secure
    • Needed To Be Available Anywhere There Was An Internet Connection
    • Needed To Support Indexing of a variety of documents
  • A Solution Presents
    • Started Hunting For An Open Source Solution
    • Had Been Helping With iosn.net (Plone Based Site)
    • Plone Had A User Friendly Front End
    • Plone Had Granular Security Settings
    • Plones Third Party Products Allowed For Document Indexing and Support
    • Bingo
  • First Council Plone Project
    • Tablelands Way Experience(tm)
    • Five Councils:
      • Oberon Council (Lead Council)
      • Goulburn Mulwaree
      • Upper Lachlan
      • Lithgow City
      • Mid-Western
    • Other Organisations – Tourism Orgs, Advisors and So On
  • This
  • Was Used To Build This http://www.tablelandsway.com.au
  • PloneGov
    • US/European Project
    • Develop Plone and Plone Products Specifically For The Government Sector
    • Number of Councils/Government Bodies Participating
    • No Australian Government Participation
    • Not For Want Of Trying However
  • Temwick Tuskers
    • Every Year Councils Take Part In The Management challenge
    • Last Year Randwick Council Teamed Up With Temorah Council
    • Distance Was An Issue In Training
    • Needed A Platform For Sharing Information And Training
  • Tuskers Win
  • Winning Help
    • Extranet Allowed For Phone Based Training Sessions In A Way That Email Couldn't
    • When Face To Face Meetings Happened They Were All Up To Speed
    • Geography Was No Longer an Inhibitor
  • Oooh Shiny
    • Impressed With Ease Of Use
    • Started Looking For Other Uses
    • Community Collaboration
    • Inter Council Collaboration
    • Actively Sought Involvement with PloneGov
  • kensotraffic.com.au
    • Kensington Traffic Issues
    • Community Wanted More Input and Consultation
    • Council Decided To Create kensotraffic.com.au
    • Document Library
    • Council/Community Interaction
  • Every Document Since 1998
  • Document Previews
  • Community Benefits
    • Community members can comment on any document
    • The Community has a central location to find all the relevant documents
    • Council Has Another Avenue For Talking To The Community
    • The Problem Can Be Owned By Everyone
  • PloneGov Aus Style
    • There Is An Opportunity To Build A PloneGov Style Project In Australia
    • The Use Of Plone Within Government Is Growing
    • A Guided And Stable Project Can Only Help Local Governments Build A Real Collaboration Platform
    • PloneGov Is OOOG Compliant
  • Thinkubator The Next
    • Hosted Plone Without The ZMI
    • Building a Prettier Management Panel
    • Fixing Date/Time Issues (grumble)
    • Integrating New Collaboration Services
    • Doing It All With Open Source Technologies
    • Fun!
  • Final Notes
    • Visit The Tablelands Way Experience, They Built it Using Open Source
    • Plone Is A Powerful CMS, So Long As You Use It Properly
    • There Is An Opportunity To Build A Solid Collaboration Platform For Government
    • Python Is Wierd