The Open Government Platform
The vision for Open Governmental Platform (OpenGP) community in the governmental
to create a real open source suite alternative to compete with Microsoft, Oracle and
IBM proprietary enterprise suites
to share the worldwide results from customers, suppliers and projects connected to a
suite selection of open methods, frameworks and open source products
to create customers value faster and wit higher quality
to create challenging and meaningful IT workplaces
The OpenGP community ties it all together
The OpenGP community and governance rules
The community will be governing within a community model where all information
and code created within the community is available under GPL v3 license
Will be govern by contributing governmental organization and suppliers
OpenGP is a community of communities. It also includes a community to share and
explore knowledge and code all participants.
OpenGP is not inventing the wheel again, but is building on a selection of best of
breed established communities for best practices, methods, frameworks and software
to streamline and increase sharing inside the governmental sector
OpenGP is fully built on best of breed open source components/products which all are
rated high by the international analysis companies including Gartner.
Liberty Alliance is the foundation for OpenGP
delivers a secure and integrated platform based on well proven open methodology,
frameworks and technology with customers and partners having the best skills to
deliver and maintain critical governmental solution
includes full business/work process and software life-cycle management from analyse,
design, developing, deploy, maintain the solutions
is a multilingual solution, supporting all nationalities not only including the Nordic,
and the European countries, but also the rest of the world.
Liberty Alliance - The Foundation for OGP
The OpenGP uses Liberty Alliance as a foundation for all its work.
The vision of Liberty Alliance is to enable a networked world based on open standards where
consumers, citizens, businesses and governments can more easily conduct online transactions
while protecting the privacy and security of identity information. This world, where devices
and identities of all kinds are linked by federation and protected by universal strong
authentication, is being built today with Liberty’s open identity standards, business and
deployment guidelines and best practices for managing privacy.
Liberty Alliance Members work closely together to:
Build open standard-based specifications for federated identity and identity-based
Drive global identity theft prevention solutions.
Provide interoperability testing.
Offer a formal certification program for products utilizing Liberty specifications.
Establish best practices, rules, liabilities, and business guidelines.
Collaborate with other standards bodies, privacy advocates, and government
Address end user privacy and confidentiality issues.
The expectations for government services today demands that the services has a high quality,
integrated, always available, secure and easy to access for all citizen despite their IT skills
Both the citizens and all other government agencies having expectations for a modern
platform to leverage their own services, and to be able to meet new requirements and
This kind of an IT infrastructure has to be able to interconnect to work together and exchange
and integrate services in a flexible and secure manner.
To be able to do so, some common infrastructure component has to be established and shared
across all agencies.
This related to the use of open standards, common security infrastructure, sharing identities
for authentication and authorization across all services.
It is complex and expensive to expensive to set this kind of infrastructure into production for
each agency. This is one of many core features that should be established and shared across
in a common governmental platform.
The idea of such a platform that is well proven, interconnected and scalable is the offerings
for this Open Governmental platform (OpenGP) described here.
The collection of products that defines this portfolio is all open source products, widely used,
and well known to the community and the public.
It also leverage the use of open standard to make sure that even proprietary products can
easily be connected as long as they have the open standards in common.
This platform should be able to be the foundation for building services both for the citizen but
also for the government employees to improve their working tasks with better IT support.
We will not also provide a collection of products, but we will also establish a OpenGP
community where government and agencies can share knowledge code and work together to
improve the portfolio and to plan and build new releases which is related to their particular
Key components and areas covered by OpenGP
This OpenGP technical platform covers the following key components
Enterprise portal, for aggregating of personalized content and services
Business process management
Security including Identity management, authentication, access management,
authorization, policies and rules, PKI/Smart card management
Enterprise Service Bus
Enterprise content/Web Content Management
The OpenGP is also providing the following areas:
Integrated Demo and exploration Labs
Integrated Test and reference sites
A collections of best of breed open source communities for tools methods and
OpenGP operation modes
The OpenGP supports the following operation modes.
Governmental cloud/cloud appliance
Software as a Service
Platform as a Service
Why is this relevant for you?
You are in local, regional or central government.
You are looking for a way:
to lower the risk
trying before buying
simplifying the procurement process in-line with your organization migration process
sharing investments and results with other national, Nordic and European
The organization has a relative old system portfolio with vertical oriented case
The organization has physically segregating security approach which oppose
The organization has a solution for handling internal users by have no solution for
opening up for external user and partners.
You see the need for establish new work processes crossing security boarders
You see the need for an common security approach for handling internal and external
You see the need to consolidate all your vertical case handling solutions into less and
more modern solution enabling the employees to work across several areas
You see the need to migrate step by step with your organization
You are not willing to be looked in by proprietary methodology, technology, products,
suppliers or operation forms.
You looking for an alternative to the giants Accenture, IBM, Cap Gemini, Steria,
Logica, Microsoft, Oracle …
You are looking for solutions areas as:
Full enterprise suite for your organization
Identity management solutions
Multi-National National, regional or Enterprise eID solutions
Business process management solutions
Modern Enterprise Case handling solutions (Collaboration, Web 2.0, work processes )
Enterprise Content management solutions
Business Intelligent solutions
The initial consortium constitutes of Acando (www.acando.no ) Freecode (www.freecode.no
) and ForgeRock (www.forgerock.com).
The consortium is open for contributing government organizations and suppliers.
The consortium providing you with this open government platform portfolio of products will
also be able to provide full life cycle support from the initial design phases, throughout
production and maintenance.
The consortium apply for founding for an international support for the OpenGP through
ForgeRock partner network which spans more than 15 countries and 30 companies. See
The initial areas covered by the community
OpenGP platform community initially supports:
Open Governance and Operation - ITIL (Freetil) – an open source community and ...
that support your enterprise IT governance and operations processes
o Open Governance (ITIL, ITframewoeks, Freetil) (Freecode)
o Open Operation – Best practices and open source tools that supports your
enterprise IT operation (Freecode)
Open Tools, Frameworks and Methods (Freecode, Acando, Commitment, Conduct)
o Open Enterprise Architecture (OpenGroup/TOGAF) – an open community that
support your Enterprise Architecture, Acando
o Open Information Management (Mike2) – an open community that supports
your information management methodlogy, Acando
o Open Test – Best practices for methods and open source tools that supports
your enterprise test needs; Freecode/Conduct/Acando
Open Technical Platform see below.
The collection of products for the OpenGP Technical
The OpenGP technical platform provides you with open, integrated and identity centric secure
The OpenGP technical platform consists of the following products:
Open Identity management (OpenIDM and OpenAM)
Open Enterprise Service Bus OpenESB/Glassfish)
Open Enterprise Portal - OpenPortal/Lifeary
Open PKI and signing - EJBCA/OpenSigning (Commfides and Primekey)
Open Search – an open community that supports your enterprise serach (Lucid) ,
OpenBusiness Intelligent – Jaspersoft (Acando) and Pentaho (Conduct)
OpenECM – Alfresco
OpenWCM - Alfresco/Liferay
OpenBPM – Intalio
OpenFeide - Acando
Freetil - Freecode
Country specific solutions
Open National tools, methods and products
Spesific national Integrations
National Security rules
National architecture and standard rules and guidelines