September 3, 2005

IT companies step up to help Hurricane Katrina victims

On the open source front, Linux developer Steve Hargadon is building a public "Web station" to get aid to victims. He wants to develop Linux-based kiosks linked to a Firefox browser that can lead users to services.

"Ultimately, the goal is to create the tools for immediate volunteer efforts to place public web stations in accessible areas after any major disaster, anywhere in the world," he said on his Website, PublicWebStations.com. "Rather than needing to be coordinated centrally, this effort can be undertaken at the grass-roots level by individuals in affected areas."

Link: InfoWorld

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