PloneGov brings together projects from different countries to develop collaborations in order to foster innovation. SubCommunities are independent projects or organizations having their own resources (name, team, budget, developers, code, projects, website and references in the Public Sector). These projects are usually taking place under the leadership of Public organizations. By being listed on the PloneGov site, SubCommunties benefit from a higher visibility and the networking effect with other SubCommunities leaders.
CommunesPlone - Belgium and France
Over 100 Belgian and French local governments (communes and mairies) participate in the CommunesPlone project. In doing so, they aim to gain independence from IT services providers by developing, essentially by themselves and in a cooperative manner, applications and websites for their own use as well as for their citizens’. Today, different modules are available : Intranet/Extranet, council management, online administrative documents requests, identification by electronic identity card, fine management or deliberation management.
- Contact: Joël LAMBILLOTTE, Olivier SNICKERS
- CommunesPlone site (French)
Udalerria web plataforma - Spain and France
Udalerria web plataforma is an initiative started in the Basque Country. It aims at providing a suite of applications to local governments. Some ZOPE Communal Site powered by CodeSyntax, Basque-Spanish, include also Basque-French site as Saint Pierre d'Irube (near Bayonne).
- Contact: Jabier Santamaria, Amorebieta - Etxano City Council. Technical contact: Eneko ASTIGARRAGA
- UdalPlone website
PloneGov - Italy
The italian subcommunity PloneGov Italia has been founded by the 14 Italian PloneGov members, including a diversity of organizations: regions, provinces, cities, towns, universities, unions of communes. The purpose is to share good practices like software reuse, and to co-design applications based on existing as well as on new Plone solutions.
- Contact: Maurizio PIRAZZINI, Chamber of Commerce of Ferrara
- PloneGov Italia website
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) - Spain
The EU-OSHA is one of the Community Agencies of the European Union. Its central role is to contribute to the improvement of working life in an enlarged European Union by developing, analyzing and disseminating information on occupational safety and health (OSH). EU-OSHA disseminates information and collaborates with its network through a Plone-based Content Management system (CMS). The EU-OSHA CMS is released, updated and documented by the Agency. It targets everyone interested in creating or maintaining a website in different languages and in which content is published and edited by users of a large decentralised network.
- Contact: Gorka Moral
- EU-OSHA: agency website
- OSHA-CMS: case study and documentation, software and download
Kent Connects Information Sharing Portal - United Kingdom
The Kent Connects Information Sharing Portal has been developed to create a flexible, virtual online space for any Kent Connects partner to share information via the internet in a secure way. This allows groups, communities, partnerships or individuals across these partner organisations to access documents, minutes, agendas and form a central, secure store.
- Contact: Debbie Wisdom, Strategic Director Kent Connects
- Link: www.kentconnects.gov.uk
Health Atlas - Ireland
A project from the Health Service Executive (HSE), Health Atlas Ireland has been developed to bring health related datasets, statistical tools and GIS together in a web environment to add value to existing health data. Health Atlas Ireland enables controlled access to maps, data and analyses for service planning and delivery, major incident response, epidemiology and research to improve the health of patients, their families and the population.
It is a joint HSE and academic initiative. In the absence of an off-the-shelf solution, a new system was designed and developed. Health Atlas Ireland enables “joined up thinking” within and between agencies. The open source design has international potential.
Contact: Howard Johnson and Mel McIntyre
- Health Intelligence website
Bungeni - Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda
Bungeni is a Parliamentary and Legislative Information System for drafting, managing, consolidating and publishing legislative and other parliamentary documents. It is meant to contribute to making Parliaments more open and accessible to citizens ... virtually allowing them "inside Parliament" or Bungeni the Kiswahili word for "inside Parliament".
Bungeni is based on open standards (see www.akomantoso.org) and open source applications (Plone, Zope, OpenOffice.org and eXist) . It is an initiative supported by UNDESA's project "Africa i-Parliament Action Plan" (see www.parliaments.info) in collaboration with the Pan African parliament and European parliaments and universities. Bungeni is a collaborative software development initiative and it will be piloted 8 Parliaments in Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The National Assembly of Nigeria has also been supporting the project's activities.
- Contact person : Flavio ZENI
- Bungeni website
OpenGov - United States of America
The City of Newport News, Virginia, is offering the software that runs its web site as well as the knowledge base we created through the implementation process to any organization or individual, free of charge. City of Newport News and its so-called OpenGov project intent is to create a collaborative software ecosystem, where government organizations, non-profits and the private sector work together to share the cost of enhanced capabilities.
Detailed information about the Plone products available, documentation, training material is available on the Open-Gov project site.
- Contact: Andy Stein
- OpenGov website
PloneGov - Switzerland
The PloneGov.ch foundation has been founded in April 2007. Members of the PloneGov.ch foundation are the Swiss Government, the Canton of Basel Stadt and two consulting companies. The goal of the foundation is to provide an eGovernment infrastructure based on Plone. Today, modules for Web CMS, Intranet/Extranet, Records Management, and public forums are available.
- Contact person: Bernhard BÜHLMANN
- PloneGov applications list (German)
Plone4Bio - Italy
The Plone4Bio community, a scientific effort in the field of postgenomics, was started in 2009 when BioDec, a spin-off company from the University of Bologna's "Bologna Biocomputing Group", released a free Plone, BioSQL-based biosequence browser and an example predictor, to support bioinformatic research. The rationale of the plone4bio project is to provide a web-based integrated environment where it is possible to manage and analyze biological sequence data. The plone4bio package provides the possibility by adding new content types to the Plone CMS. An user community is beginning to aggregate and share experiences.
- Contact person: Ivan ROSSI
- Plone4Bio Manifesto
More outstanding eGovernment projects and large scale Collaboratives
The projects listed in this section are large scale eGovernment and/or Collaborative projects built on top of the Plone and Zope technologies. They are example of interest for their innovative organizational models, project management and impact.
PLINKIT - USA
The goal of the Plinkit Collaborative is to provide pre-built, easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy websites for libraries using Plone. While Plinkit was initially focused on serving small and/or rural libraries, Plone has made it easy to meet the needs of other library types (e.g. museum, school, and community college libraries). In 2009 the 4 founding states (USA) have deployed Plinkit to over 225 libraries, and are planning to reach 1000 public libraries in 2010.
Water Quality Management System (WQMS) - South Africa
The Water Quality Management System (WQMS) has been developed by Upfront Systems and Emanti for South African authorities on the open source application server Zope. The WQMS is in use by 160 South African local governments and can be used by Water Service Authorities (local government), provincial and national government to guide the tracking, reviewing and improving of water quality.
Interlegis - Brazil
The Interlegis portal goal is to reduce distance between the Brazil legislative state chambers, which form a virtual community. Interlegis provides Plone based solutions to support the legislative processes: a model portal for the Legislative assembly and SAAP an integrated system that optimizes the parliamentary activities. Interlegis is currently being used by hundreds of public organizations in Brazil and being deployed to hundred more organizations.
Weblion – Collaborative Education - USA
WebLion is an initiative of Penn State's University, USA. It integrates applications designed for the general needs of educational institutions as well the specific needs of Penn State's security and network infrastructure. The project counts 25+ internal academic partners, approximately 100 developers, system administrators and designers representing nine colleges and numerous academic units. Success in developing an open source solution designed for higher education has lead to a growing interest outside Penn State in the project management process and the WebLion implementation.
- Contact: Mike Halm