Possibly as part of its cost reductions, but certainly part of a push towards usability, the British government has open sourced some of its own custom-built software.
It will make it easier for developers to create applications that access its backend systems thanks to a released of a CKAN module for the Drupal content management system (CMS). The module is being made freely available for anyone to “review, use or modify”.
The move comes as part of a refresh to the data.gov.uk site. Other new features include RSS feeds to keep on top of relevant subjects and search updates designed to minimise irrelevant responses.