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Presentation delivered at the British Computer Society event 'Public Funds in the UK: Open Source for Document and Content Management?' in January 2010. The event aimed to bring together a set of …

Presentation delivered at the British Computer Society event 'Public Funds in the UK: Open Source for Document and Content Management?' in January 2010. The event aimed to bring together a set of
experts from across the technology sector and stimulate discussion on how the public sector use of technology may be improved following recent criticism in the media.

http://ossg.bcs.org/2009/09/20/public-funds-in-the-uk-open-source-for-document-and-content-management-london-070110/

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  • 1. Public Funds in the UK: Open Source for Document and Content Management? Will Abson, Alfresco Software Ltd.
  • 2. Five Years Ago... at Alfresco
    • Alfresco development begins on 4 th January 2005
    • 3. First Release Candidate on 12 th July
    • 4. First 1.x release on 31 st October
    • 5. Use of Open Source methodology was key
  • 6. What is Alfresco?
    • The Open Source Alternative for Enterprise Content Management
    • 7. Provides Document Management, Records Management, Web Content Management, Collaboration and more
    • 8. Community and Enterprise Editions
    • 9. Active communities world-wide
    • 10. Built on Open Source components – Spring, Lucene, Hibernate, OpenOffice.org, etc.
  • 11. Five Years Ago... in Government
    • UK Government publishes Transformational Government agenda
      • More on this later
    • UK Freedom of Information comes into effect on 1 st January 2005
      • Deals with access to official information
      • 12. Gives individuals and organisations the right to access this information from any public authority
      • 13. Similar legislation implemented in over 85 countries world-wide
      • 14. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/opensecrets/2010/01/wills_defends_queen.html
  • 15. FOI at Islington Borough Council
    • Approx 4000 staff, 50-100 core records systems
    • 16. Difficult to process FOI requests
      • Example: 419 days to respond to a single request
    • Implemented Alfresco as EDRM solution across the organisation
      • Project started 2006, Go-Live March 2007
    • Would not have been possible without OSS
      • Allowed a solution tailored to the council's needs
      • 17. Elimination of licensing and CALs
  • 18. Barriers to OSS at Islington
    • Resistance to OSS in general
      • Concerns over maturity of solutions and supportability
      • 19. Overcome through education of key stakeholders
    • Resistance to changed working practices
      • Alfresco's support for Microsoft networking protocols allowed users to continue using shared drive methodology
      • 20. Overcome through open standards
    • More information
      • http://www.islington.gov.uk/Council/councilstructure/Access_to_Information/EdrmInThePublicSectorEvent/default.asp
  • 21. UK market in 2010
    • A few early adopters dominate the UK landscape
    • 22. Sadly, UK remains 2-3 years behind progress in other territories
      • U.S. is strongest single market
      • 23. Performance in other Western European counties
    • But, encouraging signs among public sector and system integrators
  • 24. Reasons to be positive
    • Updated UK Government procurement policy on OSS, Feb 09
      • Open source to be chosen in preference to proprietary solutions where solutions are equal
    • (Leaked) Government ICT Strategy, Dec 09
      • And Conservative “Make IT Better” response...
    • Renewed focus on value for money
      • IT will be the focus for efficiency savings in 2010
    • “Government 2.0” and Open Data
  • 25. Value for Money
    • UK has seen fastest increase in level of indebtedness of all G20 countries
    • 26. Yet spends one of the highest amounts on public sector IT
      • IT de-skilling within Central Government
      • 27. Historical preference of proprietary solutions
      • 28. Domination of market by a handful of suppliers – 5 top integrators have 80% of market
    • More information
      • CPS Paper “It's Ours” by Liam Maxwell, RBWM
      • 29. “ICT Spend in the European Public Sector”, 2005
  • 30. Government 2.0
    • Defines methodologies for improving service delivery
      • c.f. Transformational Government agenda
    • Key themes: Transparency, Participation, Collaboration
    • 31. Utilise Web 2.0 tools such as wikis, blogs, social networks
    • 32. OSS a common factor
      • e.g. http://www.whitehouse.gov/open/innovations
    • More information
      • http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/08/what-does-government-20-mean-to-you.html
      • 33. http://www.slideshare.net/timoreilly/gov2-senate
  • 34. Open Data
    • Supports objectives of Gov 2.0
      • Transparency, Accountability, Participation
    • Growing acceptance of openness as a default
      • Climate data released by Met Office
      • 35. MPs Expenses
      • 36. data.gov, data.gov.uk, London Data Store
      • 37. Ordnance Survey data sets consultation
    • Cross-party support in UK
    • 38. Open Source and Open Standards as key enablers
  • 39. Where are we now? All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) http://www.axicom.com/blog/?p=616

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