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

[ 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

“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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