Open source drives Greek projects on open data and transparency

The Greek government is using open source software for its online projects aiming to increase government’s transparency. System engineers are using Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP and other open source tools like WordPress and Joomla to run web projects that offer access to government data and geographic information.

The sites include the Greek government’s Opengov platform, which was started in 2009, on the initiatives of the then prime minister George Papandreou. Here citizens can comment and discuss draft legislation. Other examples are Government Transparency project, providing data on the Greek government and IT Directors, a platform to get IT directors working for public administrations to collaborate.

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