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OSS powers relief effort in Pakistan

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South African relief agency, Gift of the Givers, is using open source software solutions to power its humanitarian relief efforts in earthquake-stricken Pakistan.

IT manager, Yusuf Rajah, says open source technology has had a "tremendous effect" on its ability to contact specialists and respond in time to disasters.

"The reason why we support OSS is not because it is free, but because it's adaptable and practical," says Rajah.

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