New White Paper: Open Source Software and Nonprofits

Posted by on July 4, 2003

Teaming for Technology at United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania is pleased to release a white paper written by Gary Weissman, our project coordinator. A synopsis is below:

There are financial, operational and value incentives for non-profit organizations to adopt open-source software. Most non-profits, however, have failed to adopt or even consider the benefits of open-source solutions. These unrealized opportunities are due to knowledge gaps among strategic and technology decision makers. Education, however, is not enough. Non-profits require an infrastructure of support that includes education, emphasis on strategic planning, and technical support. In Philadelphia, the non-profit technology assistance provider community is a solid gateway to begin building the awareness and technical knowledge.

The full paper can be found by following the link:

Gary is actually headed to El Salvador to teach, but has agreed to be available to answer questions, engage in dialogue, etc. in a volunteer capacity.

take care,
steve rockwell

Stephen Rockwell
Director, Technology Outreach
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
7 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
fax: 215.665.2531

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