As a government, you are keenly aware of the value of creating a rich soil in which a community can blossom. InternetWide is a technical architecture that enables just that for online services. And you can partake in it by delegating work to us.
What we are offering
Open Source & Open Protocols. Governments exist to facilitate the community that surround them, and the same applies to InternetWide's activities in the open source and open protocols movement. Our work always aims to facilitate co-operation, to avoid vendor lock-in, the best achievable privacy and security and finally, to facilitate control over computing environments with freedom of choice to construct it to accommodate individual requirements for bringing out optimal productivity.
Architectural Orientation. Open source and open protocols facilitate choice, but that can also bring complexity and confusion. To help to avoid this, InternetWide has created an architecture for network infrastructure that is very much like the environments run in most large organisations; for instance, it is founded on common infrastructural protocols such as Kerberos and LDAP. In addition, it embraces future Internet protocols such as SIP (telephony) and XMPP (messaging), aims to integrate those and establish a high level of security and privacy in each of these.
Project Development Services. We are offering to develop projects for governments, to integrate their architectures with ours and to build components for them. After completion of the project, we choose to release the software in open source, thereby offering it for use in other projects, and supporting further development of the project. We are touch with a widely spun network of open source developers around the Internet, and usually have ideas about parties that would be both interested and sufficiently skilled to undertake parts of a development task.
Professional Management. It is often attractive to governments if work developed for them is released in open source. To that end, governments are always able to contact open source developers directly, but there may be a need to bridge between policy-thinking and the technical orientation of a developer. We therefore offer to be that bridge, and offer not only our architectural capabilities but also professional project guidance, providing government parties with the overviews and status reports that they need to monitor the progress of projects.
What we are asking
Scan our architecture. This site contains a lot of information about the architecture that we are working on. Chances are that there is actually too much information. Don't let this discourage you; merely form an impression, and contact us if you have a feeling that it overlaps with your interest. We are very likely to use similar technology, which we often use in a manner more innovative and open than what you are used to from commercial providers.
Let us make a development proposal. We are always willing to think along your lines and come up with a proposal to develop technology that would answer to your needs. You are likely to be surprised about the leniency that open source projects have with regards to code ownership. You are also likely to be surprised about the actual avoidance of lock-in systematics, for instance through the use of open protocols.
Stay away from the cloud. Nowadays, even governments are considering to use cloud-based computation services. Although this sounds like an attractive approach to outsourcing system and network operation, it is also a liability in terms of privacy and security, because data is placed in a realm under another party's control. As an alternative strategy, it is highly likely that your desires have a rather large overlap with those of other parties, and we may aim to get such parties lined up to jointly conduct a project. The InternetWide organisation would be proud to give rise to such developments, and is also quite willing to take it on as project development party.