I have just joined this mailing list and I intend on attending this
event. I have some experience in implementing open source solutions for
clients. Could you come back to me if there's any particular aspect of the
following that you are interested in. If there is I would be happy to give
a brief talk or perhaps a questions and answers session. I am a business
analyst/project manager/ technical Architect. My experience with open
We "discovered" the ACS in 1999
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArsDigita_Community_System which was an open
source toolkit created by Arsdigita run by Philip Greenspun. We got
interested and we figured the system out in our spare time. Back at a point
in '99 the .com bubble was growing and things got a little bit quiet in here
with relation to work coming in. We were given some time to research the ACS
in work here.
After about a week we landed a project for Oceanfree called
http://my.oceanfree.net "pick my interests" portal type system (funded by
We then did http://www.bestadvice.ie/ Insurance brokers information, product
comparison, comparative quotations (funded by ads and subscriptions).
And http://www.xtender.com search and browse EU tenders in 12 Eu languages,
push tenders to people based on preferences (funded by subscriptions).
These have all been taken over by different software houses or the clients
themselves for commercial reasons (and even rewritten perhaps).
We then did http://bookings.xscapeonline.co.uk (with Openacs) booking system
for indoor real snow ski slopes, capacity control, finance, web bookings,
online payments. There's 3 of these now.
We then started to work on AIMS http://www.totalaims.com a grant management
system based on the Openacs and the rest is history…
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