Using Open Source Tools to Support Collaboration Within CALIBRE

TitleUsing Open Source Tools to Support Collaboration Within CALIBRE
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsAdams, P, Nutter, D, Rank, S, Boldyreff, C
Secondary TitleOSS2005: Open Source Systems

This paper describes the deployment of Plone, an Open-Source content management system, to support the activities of CALIBRE, an EU-funded coordination action integrating research into Libre software. The criteria by which Plone was selected are described, and the goodness of fit to these criteria is analysed. As a coordination action, CALIBRE involves 12 partners with different requirements and characteristics. The CALIBRE Working Environment (CWE) must therefore support a variety of users with different levels of technical expertise and expectations. Implementation of the support infrastructure for CALIBRE is ongoing, and has provided some interesting insights into the benefits of the use of libre software. Although Plone has not been explicitly developed as a collaboration infrastructure, with its wealth of plugins, it has proven highly adaptable for this purpose.

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