APLAWS is an Open Source Content Management System. The Accessible and Personalised Local Authority Website System (APLAWS) is an open source Collaboration and Content Management System (CCM) â€” a set of tools for managing WEB based collaboration and website content. It was developed from the ArsDigita Community System (ACS) that was initiated at MIT by Philip Greenspun, who, together with several MIT colleagues, founded the company ArsDigita. ArsDigita was later acquired by Red Hat, and ACS was developed into the Red Hat CCM. APLAWS is a special configuration of the CCM that was designed as part of a national drive to enable local governments in the U.K. to deliver services online. It was incorporated into the Local Authority Websites National Project, and between 2003 and 2005 the base system and the various website extensions were improved considerably. Because of its momentum APLAWS absorbed most of the development efforts over time and evolved into the central place of development.
Only facilitators and authors can create content.