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Oregon State University Open Source Lab Open Source in Government From “Why” to “Why

Oregon State University Open Source Lab Open Source in Government From “Why” to “Why Not ” Presented to the GIS in Action April 18, 2007 Deborah Bryant Public Sector Communities Manager, OSU Open Source Lab

OSU Open Source Lab • Housed at Oregon State University in Corvallis • 20

OSU Open Source Lab • Housed at Oregon State University in Corvallis • 20 staff; 8 full time and 12 students • Located in the Office of Information Technology • Inception; cost reductions • Maturation; pulling together disparate OSU Open Source efforts • Success; earned international reputation as leading Open Source project hosting and support environment

OSL’s Activities • Supports the OSU Mission of Education, Outreach and Community Building •

OSL’s Activities • Supports the OSU Mission of Education, Outreach and Community Building • Provides managed and collocated hosting of not-for-profit Open Source Software projects • Engages in leadership and development of OSS projects • Builds community for OSS • Contributes to the Open IT ecosystem in Oregon through its expertise and activities • Public Sector Program

OSL By the Numbers • 40 million unique visitors a day • Hosting 30

OSL By the Numbers • 40 million unique visitors a day • Hosting 30 OSS projects • Home to Mozilla, Firefox, Open Office, and Linux Kernel Development (Master Kernel) • 420% ROI to University in 2 years (Nutch Search Engine) • Donations from Industry YTD • Real Networks: $500, 000 • Google: $350, 000 • Private community donations: $200, 000 • Plus equipment donations

Public Sector Program Activities • Connects people and projects in a growing Community •

Public Sector Program Activities • Connects people and projects in a growing Community • Subject matter expertise – – – State CIO Council State Data Center Open Source Applications Development Resources Development Models • Education & Community Building – Government Open Source Conference

Domestic highlights • City of Newport News • California Air Resources Board • Oregon

Domestic highlights • City of Newport News • California Air Resources Board • Oregon Department of Transportation

Egov – new OSS based on Plone

Egov – new OSS based on Plone

Open Process: e. Gov Consortium Shared Software Shared Implementations Shared Support Contracts Collaborative Enhancements

Open Process: e. Gov Consortium Shared Software Shared Implementations Shared Support Contracts Collaborative Enhancements Shared Best Practices & Knowledge Base Mutual Aid Shared Services Evolving and Improving Ecosystem nngov. com

Differentiator Products 1=Low; 5=High Maturity Instances • Perl Application Servers • • Jboss Java

Differentiator Products 1=Low; 5=High Maturity Instances • Perl Application Servers • • Jboss Java Server for Adobe and File. Net Collaboration DBMS • Open. Office • Java. Mail API Version 1. 2 • My. SQL • j. TDS JDBC Driver version 1. 2 • Apache Axis Web Services Version 1. 1 1021 • Apache Tomcat Version 4. 1 • Apache XML Security Version 1. 0. 5 D 2 • Blue. J • Castor XML Data binding Library Ver 9. 5. 2/9. 5. 4 • Jakarta Tomcat Connector 1. 2. 15 Development • Java API for Servlets Version 2. 3. 1 • Java Run Time Environment (JRE) 1. 4 Tools • XML Parser required by Axis Ver 2. 5. 0 (Xerces) • Eclipse IDE (Java development) • Gnome • Java Development Kit (JDK 1. 4. 2_07) • j. Edit • PHP • Python • Open. STA Integration Service • JMagick Version 5. 5. 7 Q 8 JNI API Operating System • Linux Plus Mainframe Linux Partition Presentation • Fire. Fox Browser • Paint. NET & GIMP: Image editing • Thunderbird 3 176 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 7 2 1 5 79 4 1 4 2 1 34 5 1 5 4, 500+ 5 1 5 16 4 1 5 181 4 3 3 6 4 432 1 1 1 68 1 97 2 2 2 1

Lessons Learned: early entrants • Oregon Department of Administrative Services • Help Desk Project

Lessons Learned: early entrants • Oregon Department of Administrative Services • Help Desk Project • Commonwealth of MA • Public Policy with a Big “P” – – Oregon Texas Minnesota

Asterisk Open Source PBX SIP Audio Conferencing with Recording Customer Requirements • Remote Hearings

Asterisk Open Source PBX SIP Audio Conferencing with Recording Customer Requirements • Remote Hearings for Administrative Law Judges • Recordings of proceedings for disposition • High availability Cost Options • Proprietary System: $430, 000 for Hardware and Software • Open Source System: $11, 500 for Hardware • Staff Time for configuration and testing similar for both options

Asterisk Open Source PBX SIP Audio Conferencing with Recording

Asterisk Open Source PBX SIP Audio Conferencing with Recording

Emerging Projects • Industry recognizing need for vertical applications • Former ODSL CEO starts

Emerging Projects • Industry recognizing need for vertical applications • Former ODSL CEO starts CSI • Eclipse community initiates Open Health Information Project at OSU • Others My Destination Portal • Global Open e. GOv project out of Stanford

Getting Started • The value of Open Source to government IT is not the

Getting Started • The value of Open Source to government IT is not the application, it’s the model. • Network with your peers • Learn by doing in a managed environment • Policy, light touch • Recommended reading: – “Succeeding with Open Source” by Bernard Golden – Visit the www. goscon. org for great materials – Attend GOSCON Oct 15 -16 in Portland.

Thanks! Any questions? For more information: Public Sector Communities Manager: Deborah. Bryant@oregonstate. edu The

Thanks! Any questions? For more information: Public Sector Communities Manager: Deborah. [email protected] edu The Lab: www. osuosl. org The Conference: www. goscon. org Good definition of OSS terms & context: www. wikipedia. org