Our commitment to open source and open government
We’re committed to open source.
We’re committed to open government.
We’re committed to the benefits open source can deliver to organisations and to government.
We’re committed to open source 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.
We demonstrate our commitment to open source and open government in many different ways. For example, our commitment to open source for open government can be seen in our strong partnership with the Department of Finance to deliver the and our strong partnership with the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet to deliver .
Our commitment to open government is also demonstrated by our focus on open data for and data.qld, and through the production of our new blog series . Our other blog series, (DTIG), is also part of our commitment to digital government and open government.
For any open source 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 organisation/agency and contribute back to the relevant open source community.
Below are the basic guidelines around Salsa’s 20% giveback 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 organisation/agency
The organisation/agency can choose to use the time within the project or outside the project (within 12 months)
The organisation/agency decides which contributions are made
In this way, both Salsa and your organisation/agency are giving back to the open source community and taking part in the open source movement.
All organisations/agencies that have participated in this program will be listed on our exclusive giveback 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.