Open-Source Software for the Greater Good

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<ul><li> 1. Open-Source Software for the Greater Good Chuck Harmston @cpharmston #oss4good</li></ul> <p> 2. What is open source? </p> <ul><li>Wikipedia for software! </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Freely distributed </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Freely editable </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Free as in beer or free as in speech? </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>http://bit.ly/everythingfree </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p> 3. Open Source Software Projects </p> <ul><li>Linux </li></ul> <ul><li>Apache </li></ul> <ul><li>MySQL </li></ul> <ul><li>Drupal </li></ul> <ul><li>Django </li></ul> <ul><li>Firefox </li></ul> <ul><li>Webkit (Safari) </li></ul> <ul><li>Ruby on Rails </li></ul> <ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul> <ul><li>Joomla </li></ul> <ul><li>Subversion </li></ul> <ul><li>Git </li></ul> <p> 4. Why is it popular with you all? </p> <ul><li>FREE! Well, sort of. </li></ul> <ul><li>Open support communities </li></ul> <ul><li>If you find a bug it, you can fix it! (or ask the community to) </li></ul> <ul><li>If you want a pony, you can make it! (or ask the community to) </li></ul> <p> 5. Open Everything! </p> <ul><li>Open APIs (NPR, Twitter) </li></ul> <ul><li>Open data (data.gov, Sunlight Labs) </li></ul> <ul><li>Open research (OS Drug Discovery Network) </li></ul> <ul><li>Open maps (OpenStreetMap) </li></ul> <p> 6. MP Expenses </p> <ul><li>http://mps-expenses.guardian.co.uk </li></ul> <ul><li>Open data: British Parliament Members expense reports </li></ul> <ul><li>Open source software: platform built with Django </li></ul> <ul><li>Citizen journalism: all investigative work down by the crowd </li></ul> <ul><li>Result: massive political scandal </li></ul> <p> 7. RapidSMS </p> <ul><li>http://www.rapidsms.org </li></ul> <ul><li>Open-source framework for dynamic data collection, logistics coordination and communication, leveraging basic short message service (SMS) mobile phone technology. </li></ul> <p> 8. RapidResponse </p> <ul><li>Makes use of RapidSMS </li></ul> <ul><li>Allows community healthworkers in the field to reportpatient symptoms from the field </li></ul> <p>MUAC&gt; SAM+ Patient requires IMMEDIATE inpatient care. +28 DIALLO F. F/13M (Amie). MUAC 105 mm, Edema, Vomiting, Fever 9. ProjectVRM </p> <ul><li>http://projectvrm.org </li></ul> <ul><li>Vendor Relationship Management </li></ul> <ul><li>Tries to find new and better ways for vendors and clients to interactdefined by both sides </li></ul> <ul><li>Viewers pay what they want, when they want, how they want </li></ul> <p> 10. Its your turn! </p> <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul> <ul><li>Concerns? </li></ul> <ul><li>Ideas? </li></ul>