The Auditorium of the Rectory of the University of Lisbon was the chosen place for the Open Source Lisbon, on 28 September, where the 2017 Prémio Abertura Award was presented.
- INCM - The Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office
The Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office (Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda in Portuguese) whose motto is "The value of Security", is a state owned company in charge of providing fundamental goods and services to the Portuguese State, such as minting metallic coins and publishing the Official Journal (Diário da República). INCM also produces security documents, such as a citizen identification card and passport.
Betting on the technological evolution and digital transformation most of its business processes, INCM from 2015/2016 strengthened its focus on Open Source technologies. Since then, it has been implementing a set of projects using open source technologies to modernize and optimize services rendered to society and to improve its internal organization. The projects present at this nomination are:
- Diário da Republica electronic platform (DRE) - https://dre.pt/ - In compliance with the Simplex+ 2016 Program, in 2016 was launched a new interface with a new image, improved usability and adapted for use on mobile devices. Along with the new interface, content search and indexing have also been improved, users have free access to all DRE features. The edition and publication of the Diário da República in electronic format is supported by a wide range of Open Source technologies, including Liferay, Java and Sol-r.
- Online Complaint Book (LRO) - https://www.livroreclamacoes.pt - An initiative of the Directorate General of Consumer developed in partnership with INCM, which implemented the project. It was a project also part of the Simplex+ 2016 Program. In parallel to the paper version and with the objective to dematerialisation completely this service in the future, was developed a platform to provide citizens an electronic service by improving and intensifying the relationship and dialogue between consumers, public authorities and economics operators. The implementation of this platform, will be carried out in two phases, a pilot project, which has been fully operational since 1 July 2017, with the participation of the regulators entities of essential services (ANACOM, ERSAR and ERSE) and a second phase, extending the scope to all entities that receive consumer complaints. The Complaints Book is supported by a wide range of Open Source technologies, including: Liferay, Java, Tomcat, Apache and Linux.
- Intranet - migration of Sharepoint to Liferay and MSSQL to MySQL - At internal organization level, INCM has migrated the Intranet to a new solution based in Open Source technology, replacing the Sharepoint solution with Liferay, along with replacing MSSQL with MySQL for the database. In addition to the previously existing functionality, an additional functionality has been developed, integrated in the same platform, that concerns the registration of entrances in the INCM facilities, which is also fully supported by Open Source technology.
The solution adopted ensured the full replacement of the previous Intranet functionality, including all editing workflow, approval and publishing of contents, while improving interface, accessibility and usability.
It is named for its focus on developing open source solutions (Liferay, Java, Primefaces, MySQL, Sol-r, Tomcat, Apache, Linux, ...), in a logic of internal organization modernization and digital transformation of services for general public (citizens and businesses). Having also strategically focused on using Open Source technologies in line with management guidelines.
Integrated in the Simplex+ 2016/2017 Program.
- IGFEJ - Institute of Financial Management and Justice Equipment
IGFEJ (Instituto de Gestão Financeira e Equipamentos da Justiça), is a public institute, integrated in the indirect administration of the Portuguese State, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy and its own patrimony, that succeeded in the attributions to the extinct (Instituto de Gestão Financeira e de Infraestruturas da Justiça, IP) and Institute of Information Technologies of the Justice, IP of Portugal (Instituto de Tecnologias de Informação da Justiça, IP).
RCOL (Criminal Record) - The criminal record is a project part of the Ministry of Justice started in 2016. Its main purpose is to create an online criminal record portal. Previously for the ordinary citizen obtain the certificate of his criminal record had necessarily go to a courts. In order to facilitate this process, IGFEJ making it possible for everyone to request the issuance of their criminal records electronically. This project arises from the need to comply with one of requirement of SIMPLEX + government program.
Used technologies: Java, Apache, Tomcat, Web Services Rest.
The Barcelos City Council (Municipio de Barcelos) has been using Open Source solutions transversely and three areas can be highlighted: Application Development, Infrastructure and Desktops.
In terms of applications, uses CMS Plone and Django (web applications for institutional websites and services), Koha (integrated library management), databases (PostgreSQL), Process Maker (web based workflow and Business Process Management).
In Infrastructure uses the virtualization software Nuxis by Ovirt, Eurotux Firewall, Asterisk on VoIP, and the mail server is evolving to Postfix + SOGo, Icinga monitoring, and several computing platforms are implemented with Linux CentOS OS.
In the Barcelos City Council desktops LibreOffice is widespread.
The Barcelos City Council has addressed the most diverse areas with Open Source solutions, either through outsourcing or internal resources, namely in the development of applications that interact with, thus evidencing a strong bet on open software that is undoubtedly a reference case at national level.
The 2017 Prémio Abertura Award was delivery to the Barcelos City Council, as a distinction in promoting Open Source software and Open Technologies in Portugal.
This distinction was presented by the 2017 ESOP's President, Eng. Raul Oliveira, to the Chief of the Modernization and Technology Division of the Barcelos City Council, Dr. Cândido Mariz. According to him, “this is a prize that distinguishes Barcelos City Council as an example of best practices at the level of all public administration, which has been following a policy of administrative modernization that favors the use of Open Source technologies, because they are more secure and free of significant licensing costs".
Barcelos City Council's website, the Agenda Barcelos, E-urbanismo and many other cases of citizen linkage and internal management platforms are developed using open source platforms.