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My-OpenSource.org: A Malaysian Open Source True Story: E-Thalassaemia

May 15, 2000, 02:54 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Beh H. L., Nah S.H.)

[ Thanks to Beh for this link. ]

"A group of computer geeks using freely distributable software and communicating via the Internet puts together an e-community system on a shoe-string budget. Sounds familiar? It should - its a model becoming familiar to a worldwide community of Open Source software users and advocates. Using the tools of the Free Software/Open Source community, The Malaysian Open Source Group has assembled for The Thalassaemia Association of Malaysia an online social community for Thalassaemia sufferers and their families. At a minimal financial cost I must add."

"It serves as a clear demonstration of the viability of building a complete e-community based on Open Source software and the Internet as a tool of communication and congregation...."

"Using open source, a group of people, with some IT skills and very little financial resources, set up an e-community and Internet presence for a voluntary and charity organisation with the aim that ultimately the volunteers from the organisation will take over the running of the e-community." said Nah. "It is all about ICT empowering the people with the aid of open source. ICT for the people by the people! :)"

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