|DEOSS and Derbyshire County PCT|
|Written by DEOSS|
Seems DEOSS and its open source values are gaining followers from all over the country. This is an account of a meeting that took place 2006-10-26 between a delegation from Derbyshire NHS Primary Care Trust and DEOSS developer Garfield Lucas.
Garfield Lucas gave a presentation that outlined the concepts behind open source software and discussed its massive cost savings potential. Garf also indicated that for some purposes open source was also technically superior and how it offered the possibility of much faster application development.
The meeting lasted nearly five hours and a great deal was discussed, including some very innovative ideas being developed at Derbyshire County PCT, overseen by Linda and coded by Wayne. And the subject of helping Wayne acquire PHP programming skills was also discussed.
Main areas of agreement...
1. Garf agreed to set up a copy of "phpMyCourseman " web-based courses database for Wayne to test. This is a relational database that runs on PHP & MySQL on our DEOSS web server. The general consensus at the meeting was that it will do many of the things Derbyshire County PCT needs with regard to course management. Wessex Deanery Dental has been using the same software for the last six months. It will integrate with an existing web site(s) if required and Derbyshire PCT can even 'wrap' its own site around it. This should be ready by 2006-11-02.
At the moment there are no hosting costs for Derbyshire PCT. And it gets Moodle and the phpMyCourseman database Garf wrote for free too.
Use of "DEOSS Positive" will remain free regardless.
If you have an elearning project that needs affordable software design, setting up, hosting or management - and you don't want to pay silly prices or lose control over your project - then please click here to talk to Garf and the DEOSS team. They are always delighted to show you how to do it.
|Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2007 19:13|