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Open Sustainability Concepts and Tools
- FISDev (Framework for Integrated Sustainable Development) is an open source, collaborative tool for Sustainable Development.
- FISDev provides an architecture that organisations can apply to introduce better Sustainability practices into their existing corporate methodologies.
- Uses collaborative technologies and techniques and an open approach, to develop a standard for Sustainability to which anyone can contribute.
- FISDev takes a systems and architectural-based approach to Sustainable Development.
- omCollab is an Enterprise 2.0 collaboration product built using open source software. It provides a web portal environment to create, share and search Microsoft Office content, files, shared bookmarks, blog posts and wiki articles across the enterprise.
- omCollab integrates open source software applications into a single collaborative environment. It enables organisations to drive innovation, collaboration and community building.
- omCollab is a composite of a number of different products that provide a solution for collaboration. omCollab is used to provide the collaborative environment for FISDev and MIKE2.0.
Sustainability Governance Framework
Sustainability Governance is how sustainability is managed across the organization. This includes staff skill sets, policies, procedures and processes, organizational structures and technology.
The 5 Phase Approach
Related Concepts and Keywords
Open Source is a set of principles and practices on how to write and manage software. Literally "open source" means the source code is available to the users. This doesn't mean that it's always free, but it's available to view and use for any user or buyer of the software.
Sustainable Development refers to any actions taken to help us reach this state of sustainability. To paraphrase the World Conservation Union, sustainable development is essentially about:
- Balancing economic growth and social needs with the natural environment.
- Ensuring that growth in the present does not adversely sacrifice future opportunities.
- Applying this approach successfully within a local area and at a global level.