Ghonim: Egypt launches first official website that uses open source

The Supreme Judicial Commission has put up a new website in Egypt that offers its citizens the ability to read amendments to its constitution. Referendum.eg offers information about voting and the rights and duties of citizens.

Notably, the site is buit upon an open source content management system, Joomla. Wael Ghonim, the Google employee who played a role in Egypt’s revolution, shared the news on Tuesday.

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Alexander B. Howard is a DC-based a technology writer and editor. Previously, he was the Washington Correspondent at O'Reilly Media, where he covered the voices, technologies and issues that matter in the intersection of government, technology and society. If you're feeling social, you can follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or circle him on Google Plus In addition to corresponding for the O’Reilly Radar, he has contributed to the Huffington Post, Govfresh, Mashable, ReadWriteWeb, National Journal, The Atlantic, CBS News and Forbes. He graduated from Colby College with a bachelor's degree in biology and sociology. Currently, he is a resident of the District of Columbia, where he lives with his greyhound, wife, power tools, plants and growing collection of cast iron pans, many of which are frequently used to pursue his passion for good cooking.

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