People have identified the following as things that non-profits need that can be met by this subproject:
handicap accessability DebianNPAccessability
- usability on old donated equipment (can we make something that will work on a Pentium 75 with 32megs of RAM? Can we make something that will work with that hardware, but can have more features with a better processor or memory?
- Then Evolution won't do as mail application
- fundraising (database, mailings)
ASP style services (opengroupware.org integration with ximian evolution contact database, calendars, etc. provide easy website CMS creation, mailing lists, email addresses with existing ?ISPs that provide these services to non-profits and activists, centralized and encrypted backup)
- File and print sharing
- Volunteer coordination (contact database, todo/project wiki, calendaring/scheduling)
- Office scheduling (who will watch the desk on Tuesday? Who will be tabling at the Fair on Saturday?)
- Live event planning/scheduling/managing/ticketing
- Office inventory, needs, donations
- Office suite (openoffice)
- Web browser
- Mail, news, addressbook client (evolution?)
- Journaling evaluation system (journy mapping, or results mapping) - great to have when applying for funding, or more importantly to look back and see how effectively you are accomplishing your mission.
- Ease of use
- Internationalization options
- Freedom! DFSG compliance
- Keep configuration limited or removed completely
- Software for mass e-mailing member newsletters
- Good HTML editor or other way to maintain web sites
A separate server version? DebianNPServer - a client side version could try and determine, with one or two questions, if it would make sense to do a thin-client model, based on the hardware, or do a regular harddrive installation.
*A CD version of the OS which can optionally (at the NGO's choosing) boot straight into a fully functional web application complete with database and as much functionality as their inter/intranet site (if possible) .This is in addition to the standard Open Office tools within the OS.This will allow field staff with limited or non-existant net connections access to important information. This can optionally be called an 'Electronic Toolkit for Field Staff'.
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