Our commitment to open government
We’re committed to open government.
We’re committed to open source.
We’re committed to GovCMS.
But because we believe in what it represents, which is much more than just great technology, much more than great architecture.
It represents open source.
It represents community.
It represents freedom.
It represents innovation.
Ultimately however, it represents a platform that enables our government to connect to our people, to deliver great digital services and great digital content.
For any GovCMS project we have the privilege of delivering, we’ll take 20% off any new and/or enhanced features (e.g. modules or themes) we build for your agency and contribute back to the GovCMS community.
Below are the basic guidelines around Salsa’s 20% give-back pledge:
Time tracked against an individual story (development, testing and remediation)
Upon acceptance by the community, 20% of total time will be credited to the agency
The agency can choose to use the time within the project or outside the project (within 12 months)
The agency decides which contributions are made
In this way, both Salsa and your agency are giving back to the GovCMS community and taking part in the open government movement.
All agencies who’ve participated in this program will be listed on our exclusive give-back register as well as being listed as one of the contributors on Drupal.org.
Our focus spreads across four key pillars:
: Enabling government to easily open, manage and maintain their datasets to promote greater transparency and encourage co-production with citizens to interpret data and build solutions in innovative and visual ways. To make complex and difficult datasets easy to digest, quickly.
: A new paradigm shift for government and industry. Salsa Digital and Amazee.io together with the Victorian Government brought the to Australia. The . For the first time this makes the entire technology stack open source. So what? Open platform offers all the same benefits we know, understand and appreciate of open source for CMS — non-proprietary, no vendor lock-in, technology promoting global collaboration and innovation at lower costs. The benefits speak for themselves.