Open source software can make it through the rigours of policy and procedure in a large organisation. Griffith University news ( is published using an installation of TikiWiki (an open source wiki/cms/groupware solution). The wiki not only delivers the articles, it generates the XML newsfeed.

A small win, perhaps... but it all helps.

[Disclosure: I work for Griffith and my team pushed for the wiki :) Most of the credit goes to Colin Morris. I worked on Wiki templating for this and other Tikiwiki installations at Griffith. Naturally the look and feel was decided by the internal client; and like most open source products I've worked with so far the default templates are table-based so it's taking a while to knock the templates into some decent shape.

Obvious disclaimer: this site does not express any views of the University, etc etc.]