The International Open Source Network of the United Nations Development Program is currently looking for author(s) for a FOSS Disaster Management Primer.
Each part of the paper will:
âž¢ Introduce Free/Open Source Software, Open Standards, and. It will refer to previous primers already published by the IOSN and explain the spectrum in which these co-exist.
âž¢ Provide a rationale for the use of Open Standards, Open Source, Open Content for Disaster Management
âž¢ Profile FOSS based disaster management and GIS applications placing focus on those emanating or are being used within the Asia-Pacific region
âž¢ Compare the aforementioned FOSS-based applications with proprietary equivalents and explain benefits and disadvantages.
âž¢ Give an overview of standards setting bodies for Disaster Management, and how Open Standards, Open Source, Open Content can enhance the work that these bodies are doing;
âž¢ Profile FOSS software and tools that can be used to create new content or migrate existing content
âž¢ Provide case studies where the use of standards have increased interoperability, scaling up of projects and process efficiency.
âž¢ Provide sample tenders for ICT projects; review existing policies endorsing open standards, open source, open content from this region.
If you or a friend are/is interested, please check out the application process. Hurry, deadline is on the 28th of February, 2007.
Note: Image is from the Sahana project.