Some of my colleagues were keen on broader access to AT4AM, the amendment template software of the European Parliament. It is used by Members of the European parliament to draft amendments to legal text. Certain meetings were taking place and now a breakthrough is announced:
The IT department of the European Parliament will next year make available as open source At4am, software that helps staff at the EP write amendments. The tool could be useful for many other parliaments and other public bodies that create legislative texts.
AT4AM uses akoma ntoso, an XML format for legislative texts. Open Sourcing AT4AM would simplify the processing of public input to the legislative process.