Learn about your options to start using IMPACT OSS
Individual installation for every state or organisation
IMPACT OSS is designed to be flexible and adaptable to suit the specific needs and requirements states and organisations may have to coordinate and monitor the implementation of human rights and SDGs. It is not a generic out-of-the-box service and every state or organisations that wishes to use IMPACT OSS requires its own individual installation.
Each installation requires both the server and client applications to be configured and installed on appropriate web servers (as both components are only loosely coupled they can also be used independently and in combination with a custom server API or client UI).
In addition, some states or organisations may wish to further customise existing or develop new features.
We, the Impact Open Source Software Trust, would love to help you with all the tasks needed to install and operate IMPACT OSS. You can read more about the services we offer on Support for IMPACT OSS or just get in touch at email@example.com.
You can also use IMPACT OSS independently and for free but please be aware that some technical knowledge is required.
Before you start, you will need to create your own copy of the source codes, selecting one of the three configuration options we offer. Alternatively to the
you can also start with one of the configuration options provided by the Permanent Mission of Singapore, Geneva and in particular aimed at Small States:
demo-rightsbranches (client, server, demo): Human Rights implementation only, no SDGs
demo-sdgsbranches (client, server, demo): Human Rights and SDG implementation
Regardless, the installation requires the following steps
- Configure server
- Install server components on suitable hosting providers
- Configure client
- Install client on suitable hosting provider
We have developed the following resource to support the installation of IMPACT OSS:
To operate IMPACT OSS, the following is required or recommended:
- Hosting of client and server components
- Backing up server database and document storage
- Providing user support
In addition, it is recommended to
- Update client and server applications sporadically when new versions become available
We have developed the following resources to support the operation of IMPACT OSS:
We encourage users to make any significant enhancements available to all other users by contributing them back to the core open source project (also see Get involved).