US Dept. of Labor Workforce Connections software released as Open Source

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Feb. 23, 2004 03:32 PM

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released its Zope-based Workforce Connections software as Open Source. The software is described as:

Workforce Connections is a set of Web-based tools that enable content managers, with no programming experience, to dynamically create and manage online content in a secure environment. Workforce Connections; is an open source custom distribution available under a general public license (GPL) by the U.S. Department of Labor, it empowers non-technical individuals to create, acquire, share and control knowledge in real-time. Users can leverage Workforce Connections to build and maintain traditional Web sites, online courses, knowledge repository, online coach, and communities of practice portals.

They list sites using Workforce connections at:

The software was developed by devIS. You can learn more about their approach to open source in the public sector in a the February issue of Linux Journal where Peter Gallagher and Martin Hudsun (of devIS) are interviewed in an article titled: LAMP Development at Public Sector Web Sites

Todd Ogasawara is the editor of He has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the Mobile Devices category for the past several years. You can find his personal website focusing on Mobile Device Technology at