Open Source Electronic Filing
Rory Perry points to the National Center for State Courts' Open Source Electronic Filing Demonstration Project. This is good stuff that can serve as a model not only for the courts, but for all kinds of other governmental functions that require document filing. A good example is environmental quality for things like RCRA, superfund, and underground storage tank management - operations that require extensive document filing and tracking. There is so much data in those areas that could potential prove useful for other things or for local and federal consumers of the data.
The project goals include:
- Create an expandable and customizable system through use of open source code.
- Demonstrate support for CourtXML / OASIS LegalXML filing standards.
- Demonstrate support of the W3C SOAP XML communications standard (to connect commercial and advanced systems).
- Demonstrate the use of free Linux, Apache, Perl, and MySQL software in a court application.
I wonder why I've never subscribed to the Oasis newsfeed.