Open Source in Local Government

Ken Guest ken at
Wed Apr 21 16:23:24 BST 2010

some of these guys might be worth approaching:

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 4:17 PM, James Sweeney
<jsweeney at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> First off let me introduce myself - I'm James Sweeney an
> analyst/developer with Limerick City Council. We are, as you can
> imagine, heavily invested in Microsoft technologies. We are however
> taking our first steps to introducing open source technologies. The city
> manager has been using Ubuntu as his primary desktop for a number of
> years now so we have good buy in and are eager to progress. We have a
> groupware solution rolled out to a small number of users thanks to ebox
> and egroupware.
> In order to roll out groupware to more users (we have ~400 desktop users
> here in the council) we are looking for a suitable open source partner.
> Could someone recommend a suitable Irish company that specialises in
> open source (Linux/mail/LDAP)? As I mentioned we have used ebox so far
> but I would prefer to move away from this and deal directly with the
> individual modules, rather than the ebox "tick the box and it does
> everything magically" approach.
> I would appreciate any recommendations or referrals to companies that
> have done a similar migration from M$ to open source.
> Feel free to contact me at my details below.
> Thanks for your time,
> James
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> Data, Web and GIS Services,
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