Due to unlucky weather condition in Kaohsiung, the presentation session of ICOS 2010 on 19 September was canceled and my presentation on OIC's case study about developing open source for rainforest protection unfortunately had to be canceled. However, as I had prepared a paper detailing the development of our open source project in Sumatra, I put the summary and the link to my paper in this blog, to allow you to explore our development. I welcome any suggestions and feedbacks for the better development of our open source and conservation endeavor. If you have further questions, please feel free to send your questions to my following emails: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founding Director of Orangutan Information Centre
Promoting Sumatran Orangutan and Rainforest Conservation through the Introduction of Open Source Information Technologies
By Panut Hadisiswoyo, David Dellatore, and Mulyadi
A framework for open source based collaborative conservation and a digital centre has been established in Sumatra, Indonesia. This pioneer project called the Conservation and Digital Opportunity Centre (CDOC) has been implemented by the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) as an environmental awareness raising approach by utilising open source technology as the main available resource for capacity building in the community. The CDOC has been developed in such a way that it provides substantial and valuable digital and learning services for the local community and thus empowers local conservationists to broaden the scope of conservation works to improve community livelihoods such as ecotourism and the conservation of Sumatran orangutans and other wildlife in the rainforests of Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra. However, the CDOC was developed using an ad hoc approach and thus improvements of open source technology and educational and learning resources as well as long term partnership with various organisations are required to sustain the CDOC services.
KEY WORDS: open source, digital, community education, environmental awareness, sumatran orangutan, Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra.
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