On 19 March 2013, Vice President of the European Parliament, Rainer Wieland, announced, in a video conference with the Assistant Secretary General for General Assembly and Conference Management Department of the of United Nations from New York, the Senate of Italy from Rome, and the UN/DESA’s Africa i-Parliaments Action Plan from Nairobi the availability of AT4AM for All, the open source version their very successful amendment tool.
We are very happy to have been part of the this initiative and our work with Bungeni and more in general regarding the promotion of Open Source as an effective strategy for sustainable services for all parliaments, has played an important role in supporting the European Parliaments in its decision to open source AT4AM.
The Africa i-Parliament team has been busy in working on the integration of AT4AM for ALL into the Bungeni Parliamentary information system. Once the final release of AT4AM for ALL will be ready, we believe that the integration will also be finalised and so AT4AM for ALL will be one of the modules of Bungeni.
We are happy to say that our years of work and after the overcoming of many challenges and the scepticism of many, our focus on Open Source (Bungeni) and Open Standards (Akoma Ntoso) for the sustainable delivery of sustainable services for all parliaments have now gained traction and supporters from all continents. Our congratulations and thanks to the European Parliaments and Italian Senate for leading roles in these efforts.
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