Using Open Source Middleware for Securing e-Gov Applications

TitleUsing Open Source Middleware for Securing e-Gov Applications
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsArdagna, CA, Damiani, E, Frati, F, Montel, M
Secondary TitleOSS2005: Open Source Systems

Nowadays, a global information infrastructure connects remote parties through the use of large scale networks, and many companies focus on developing e-services based on remote resources and on interaction between remote parties. In such a context, e-Government (e-Gov) systems became of paramount importance for the Public Administration, and many ongoing development projects are targeted on their implementation and release. For open source software to play an important role in this scenario, two main technological requirements must be fulfilled: (i) the identification and optimization of de facto standards for building e-Gov open source software components and (ii) a standard integration strategy of these components into an open source middleware layer, capable of conveying a completely open-source e-Gov solution. In this paper, we argue that e-Gov systems should be constructed on a open source middleware layer, providing full public responsibility in its development. W...

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