Electronic Participation (ePart) Conference

EVALUATION OF OPEN SOURCE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR E PARTICIPATION

Today, some e-participation offerings are implemented using standard software available, such as online forms or discussion forums or are based on content management systems (CMS) and include further kasyna online functionalities. CMS provide many of the functionalities used in e-participation systems. Deciding for a CMS is not an easy task. This paper proposes an evaluation framework, which provides support to select a CMS for an e-participation project and shows the differences between different CMS. The analysis results show that the CMS do not differentiate considerably.