TriMet's Open Movement

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Over the past seven years, TriMet has saved significant costs by exploring open source alternatives to every new technology system.  Comparisons of open source software side by side with proprietary solutions against the requirements facilitated a clear solution that was sometimes proprietary but increasingly open.
The progression of available open source systems, from the backend infrastructure tools, to the front-end customer systems, has enabled a rapid progression of open source solutions throughout the agency.  This session will focus on a brief overview of where we're using open source, where we're not and what we're doing about that.  We'll then focus in on a couple recent projects for a real-property management system and a Point of Sale application, from analyzing the alternatives to deployment.