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Re: [SLUG] Can Open Source/ linux GRASS 5, PHP/PostgreSQL, etc. cut the crap?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Can Open Source/ linux GRASS 5, PHP/PostgreSQL, etc. cut the crap?
- From: Bob Irvine <irvine.r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Oct 22 23:48:02 2002
- Cc: Michael Lake <Mike.Lake@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday, October 21, 2002, at 11:08 PM, Bob Irvine wrote:
> Can Open Source/ linux systems and information management software
> (e.g. GRASS 5, PHP/PostgreSQL, etc.) provide an effective and
> affordable platform for a low cost sanitation information and risk
> assessment system for local councils and communities?
Sometime somewhere Michael graciously responded
>So yeah, open source can do it - but can your department manage it
Thanks for the positive affirmation, Michael. I wish colleagues (more
qualified that me) in the public service IT units were so
enthusiastic. Of course, I AM out of my depth here, but I don't see
many other departments, schools, councils, etc., managing it either.
>If you have SPECIFIC Linux related questions this group can
So, wrong question, I agree. How about:
Given that open source platforms can deliver effective and
affordable community information systems what is the open source
community currently doing to apply open source principles to
platform marketing, project management, integration and servicing?
Excuse my ignorance here, but is that how the SLUG jobs list works,
as a sort of labour exchange?
Bob Irvine <irvine.r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>