In 2003, Openflows customized a website content management system for the radio and television news show Democracy Now! and developed a free and open source scheduling and production utility, Rundown, to meet the producers’ needs without costly proprietary software licenses. Rundown provides on-air hosts with background on their interview subjects and gives producers a line to the host during live shows.
If a segment runs over time or stops short, Rundown helps the producers assess timing and adapt the remaining segments on the fly. The software integrates a contacts database, multiple levels of security, onscreen production management, among other features, and is freely available as open source software.
The Web system that Openflows set up for Democracy Now! was maintained by their staff for almost five years, replaced by a system they wrote in-house.