At last week’s planning meeting we decided (with a One Click Orgs vote, naturally) that the platform was ready to enter Beta release. Since the start of 2009 three groups have been using the Alpha platform and giving us valuable feedback. With the new 0.5 release we’re opening an invitation to 20 groups to use One Click Orgs and help guide the next stage of development. Our partners at the Open Knowledge Foundation have kindly made hosting facilities available to support this.

We’ve already got a dozen groups lined up for the Beta. If your group would like to join them and be one of the first to run on a virtual platform write to us at open [at] CIRCUS-foundation [dot] org or send a message via our Facebook group. Meanwhile we’ve published a simple Beta FAQ answering some of the key questions from groups that are interested.