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Open Source Journey Tim Willoughby Assistant Director LGCSB
So far in 2011 <ul><li>4 Open Source Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Well represented </li></ul><li>Open Source Tender </l...
Meath iDocs Alfresco
Cork Co.  Drupal
Open Source Sandbox  Use
Workshops Experience – Reduce Barriers
LGCSB LAMP, Sugar
Limerick OO, Zarafa, LDAP
Galway OO </li></ul></ul>
Sugar CRM
11/05/06 Copyright © 2006 SugarCRM, Inc. All rights reserved. Functional Architecture Deployment Options:
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Presententation to HIS in Local Government House on Open Source Journey so far. Delivery of Mainly Application based Solutions, SugarCRM, Alfresco, Drupal, Open Office, Libre Office and Zarafa

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  1. 1. Open Source Journey Tim Willoughby Assistant Director LGCSB
  2. 2. So far in 2011 <ul><li>4 Open Source Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Well represented </li></ul><li>Open Source Tender </li><ul><li>40 Companies, Desktop, BackOffice, GIS, CMS, Doc Mgmt </li></ul><li>Open Source Team in LGCSB </li><ul><li>Tender
  3. 3. Meath iDocs Alfresco
  4. 4. Cork Co. Drupal
  5. 5. Open Source Sandbox Use
  6. 6. Workshops Experience – Reduce Barriers
  7. 7. LGCSB LAMP, Sugar
  8. 8. Limerick OO, Zarafa, LDAP
  9. 9. Galway OO </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Sugar CRM
  11. 11. 11/05/06 Copyright © 2006 SugarCRM, Inc. All rights reserved. Functional Architecture Deployment Options:
  12. 12. architecture system our Agents Form Supervisor Public SUGAR CRM Any System Internet
  13. 13. myths... <ul><li>Myth: OSS unsupported </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses support OSS. Red Hat, Novell, HP, Sun, IBM, DMSolutions, SourceLabs, OpenLogic, Carahsoft, ...
  14. 14. Any major distribution, most minor ones… </li></ul><li>Myth: Only programmers care about software licenses </li><ul><li>Not true.. Everyone does… </li></ul><li>Myth: Developers just (inexperienced) college students </li><ul><li>Average OSS developer 30yrs old, 11yrs experience </li></ul><li>Myth: OSS is no cost </li><ul><li>Training, support, transition, etc. are not free-of-cost
  15. 15. Competition often produces lower TCO & higher ROI for OSS </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Open Source.. a new form of common sense? <ul><li>“ Every social stratum has its own “common sense” and its own “good sense,” which are basically the most widespread conception of life and of men.
  17. 17. Common sense is not something rigid and immobile, but is continually transforming itself, enriching itself with scientific ideas and with philosophical opinions which have entered ordinary life...” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Antonio Gramsci. Selections from the Prison Notebooks (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1971), 326 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Open Source <ul><li>Carried out an RFI to establish if the market prevails
  19. 19. Can use Product, download demonstration, etc…
  20. 20. Tender for support for the Product, eTenders to get support. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Working Groups <ul><li>CMS
  22. 22. CRM
  23. 23. GIS
  24. 24. Doc Mgmt
  25. 25. Email
  26. 26. Database
  27. 27. Desktop / LTSP (Virtualisation)
  28. 28. Telephony
  29. 29. Open Standards
  30. 30. Archive </li></ul>Who’s Who
  31. 31. Next Steps <ul><li>Governance –
  32. 32. ICT Committee
  33. 33. Representation at Operation Level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision Making
  34. 34. Directions
  35. 35. Research </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Near Future <ul><ul><li>FixYourStreets (CRM)
  37. 37. Quarries System (CRM)
  38. 38. New LGMA Website (Drupal) </li></ul></ul>
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