The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are being revised. We took a look at the status of version 3. There will be major changes.
Good consultancy for our customers includes transparency and independence. We are very devoted to data security/safety, privacy needs, and accessibility. By recommending open source solutions we give our customers way more options to change their suppliers. They benefit a lot from the enormous power and speed of the communities when it comes to fixing vulnerabilities. Futhermore, we can directly provide and influence enhancements, for example in terms of usability and accessibility.
We are always delighted to see how our contributions are being welcomed by other community members and how they are sometimes used in surprising new ways. There's a constant mutual inspiration in giving and taking.
Iavor Jelev – Gesellschaft zur Entwicklung von Dingen mbH
Our former web agency had built our websites based on a custom-coded system. Content and layout had not been distinct and were intervowen in awkward ways, it was trial and error. Our new web agency recommended an established open source CMS. Not only because of increasing our independece but also because the democratic approach and the teamwork of open source has much in common with our own corporate culture. That's why today we are not only using open source but also fostering it.
Monique Pytul – Scansonic Industrial Production Technology GmbH
It all depends on proper planning: from meeting the budget to deciding for the appropriate content management system.
Why Open Source for Government? In Camden we believe that we can only deliver true value for our customers, both citizens and businesses, if we make our solutions efficient and easy to use. We should not be imposing undue cost or inconvenience to our customers by making them conform to software specifications because we have chosen to use them. For us this means implementing open standards both for our user interface and for our integration.
Alasdair Mangham – Head of Information Systems and Development, London Borough of Camden