WebNotice is a CGI package for posting and distributing notices via the World Wide Web, email and Usenet newsgroups. Notices placed in the database are deposited under particular departments, or divisions, so that different groups can deposit their own notices. Password protection ensures that only authorized users can depost notices under a particular department.
However, the system also supports cross cross-organizational groups: this is designed for postings that may be of interest to more than one department or division, such as general-interest announcements. Thus postings can be made to just the department, or to a group that spans many departments.
Posted notices can be viewed by anyone with a Web browser: Visitors use HTML forms to select the notices by organization (for example, Departments or corporate divisions) or by cross-organizational topical groups (for example, a general notices category shared by several departments).
Posting of notices is done using password-protected FORMs. Each department also has a special superusers, who can use a second set of tools to add new 'regular' users (those who can post notices), or to modify information about a department (for example, to add new topical groups, or new newsgroups/listservs to which the deposited notices should be posted/mailed). The superuser can also configure WebNotice so that it automatically
Thus you can post a notice to the Web, and have copies automatically sent to these other servides.
- mails notices to registered mail addresses or listservs,
- posts notices to selected newsgroups (not fully implemented).
Example implementations of WebNotice are found at the following URLs. Why not have a look and find out if the pacakge suits your needs.
The WebNotice package is copyrighted, public domain software. You can obtain the WebNotice software at the URL:
Which contains links to the most recent stable version of WebNotice, as well as links to PostScript tutorial pages and to beta versions of the software. The distribution itself comes with a manual and (hopefully clear) installation instructions.