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Hurricane shelter uses Rails and PostgreSQL, thanks open source

Posted by Sat, 24 Sep 2005 12:45:00 GMT

I came across this weblog entry on a website that is offering shelter for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The author writes:
How do you measure the ROI on a project like this? How do I get PostgreSQL or Ruby-on-Rails credit for reuniting a twelve year-old girl with her father who had been missing for three weeks or any of the other amazing stories we heard everyday at Windsor?

It’s great to hear that Open Source is used for situations like this. The money that would have been spent on commercial applications and support would be better spent on the people that they are trying to help.

I tried to figure out exactly which page might be using Rails (as they are using Gallery, WordPress, etc for a few other pieces of their system). I found this, which looks like it might be based in Rails.

Disclaimer I couldn’t find too much information about this, just their blog and a few links from it. If you find more information, please comment and I’ll update this entry. :-)

UPDATE

I got an email from Rudi Cilibrasi from Katrina Help. They are using Ruby on Rails for their people search.

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