Sunday, March 13, 2011

Open Source Disaster Management Software in Japanese

To assist with recovery from the earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific,
the Sahana Free and Open Source Disaster Management System Software is available in several languages, including English and Japanese.

The Sahana Foundation (which I am a member of) has issued a request for volunteers to assist with software support.
The Sahana project was initiated by volunteers in the Sri Lankan FOSS development community to help their fellow countrymen and countrywomen affected during the 2004 Asian Tsunami in December 2004. The system was officially used by the Government of Sri Lanka and the system was released as Free and Open Source software. Subsequently a re-write as a generic disaster management tools was incubated with the sponsorship of SIDA, IBM and NSF (US) and it has be used by the dozens of Governments and NGOs since then. ...

From: About Sahana, Sahana Software Foundation,l 2010



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