It is better to light just one little LAMP … Please, please, help Sahana

There is a well-known song called One Little Candle (see also Sample Little Candles):

When the day is dark and dreary,
And your way is hard to find,
Don't let your heart be weary,
Just keep this thought in mind:

It is better to light just one little candle
Than to stumble in the dark.
Better far that you light just one little candle,
All you need is a tiny spark.
If we'd all say a prayer that the world would be free,
A wonderful dawn of a new day we'd see...
And if everyone lit just one little candle,
What a bright world this would be.

When the day is dark and dreary
And we know not where to go;
Don't let your heart go weary,
Just keep this thought in mind...

It is better to light just one little candle
Than to stumble in the dark.
Better far that you light just one little candle,
All you need is a tiny spark.
If we'd all say a prayer that the world would be free,
A wonderful dawn of a new day we'd see...
And if everyone lit just one little candle,
What a bright world this would be.

These words speak for themselves, but I speak them here to let you all know there is an open-source project called Sahana that has an urgent need for open-source developers with LAMP skills.

By urgent I mean helping this project could help save lives. It’s that important.

So if you have those skills, just get in touch with the Sahana folks and ask them, “How can I help?”

You can also use the “Search” bar to see some of my earlier mentions of Sahana in this blog.

Copyright (c) 2006 by David Shields. Licensed under the Apache License 2.0.

Advertisements

One Comment

  1. Posted October 4, 2006 at 03:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for the appeal, Dave, and for all your work on Sahana so far. It can be a frustrating process – I’m in Indonesia right now, reviewing the recent Sahana deployment for the Jogjakarta earthquake, and it’s clear that we need to take a look at how support is provided during implementation as much as during development.

    However the developers are the lifeblood of the project, and we really hope that Sahana can be a way for people who used to feel that their skills are useless in an emergency to make a real contribution. Sahana has built a solid product and a strong reputation, and I think that we’ll start to see much more real-world impact in the next year.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Pages

  • October 2006
    M T W T F S S
    « Sep   Nov »
     1
    2345678
    9101112131415
    16171819202122
    23242526272829
    3031  
  • RSS The Wayward Word Press

  • Recent Comments

    mrrdev on On being the maintainer, sole…
    daveshields on On being the maintainer, sole…
    James Murray on On being the maintainer, sole…
    russurquhart1 on SPITBOL for OSX is now av…
    dave porter on On being the maintainer, sole…
  • Archives

  • Blog Stats

  • Top Posts

  • Top Rated

  • Recent Posts

  • Archives

  • Top Rated

  • %d bloggers like this: