The Open Source Behind Revealed

DJ Walker-Morgan | The H ( | February 1, 2012

While the UK government's plans for wider adoption of open source have been uneven in their application, the new beta version of the web site should give proprietary software vendors and contractors pause for thought, as it is almost entirely built on or with open source.

The just published colophon lists the components of the in-development site. Its Amazon EC2 hosting runs instances of Ubuntu 10.04LTS, with Jetty as application server and Nginx, Apache and mod_passenger as HTTP servers. Jenkins provides a continuous integration service, Varnish provides caching and configuration management is organised by Puppet...