Wednesday, January 12, 2005

PHP and Java developers wanted

The Crisis Management Software project which is being run by a group of Sri Lankan open source developers could use some coding expertise. If you can hack in PHP or JAVA, why not give these guys a shout. The software is totally open source so you can take it, hack it and use it for your country as well.

Sanjiva Weerawarana, one of the developers, documents the process of coding on his blog. However, I've also written a little about the problems he faced during development in a blog entry of mine. Later on, another developer commented about how difficult it was to get the word out to the international community on this effort. I checked out their project page on SourceForge and found that their Activity Percentile was 94.64% last week. The Sri Lankan Open Source community seems to have really rallied around this project. The software was also officially adopted this week by the CNO as their Crisis Management Solution.
Personally I feel that this is one way the international programming community can really help with tsunami relief. I know that I'll be trying my best to help these guys out, even with the little php knowledge I have. So if you're a PHP or Java coder with a few hours to spare here and there, why not visit their project page and see how you can help out?