HFOSS

Humanitarian open source software, outreached hand
A few months ago, we profiled open source projects working to make the world a better place. In this new installment, we present some more humanitarian open source projects to inspire you.
1 comment Posted 29 Apr 2015 by Dave Neary (Red Hat) Feed
UN flag with open source in government text
A strong society has a common ownership of its critical infrastructure. Akvo.org co-founder Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson discusses why open source software is right for developing countries' digital governance.
Frontline is building open, configurable tools that make it easier to connect and translate systems using the world’s most distributed technologies.
1 comment Posted 18 Mar 2015 by Sean McDonald Feed
Map of tweets in Haiti for disaster relief efforts
How open source and crowdsourcing tool MicroMappers analyzes big data for disaster relief around the world.
0 comments Posted 4 Mar 2015 by Patrick Meier Feed
Humanitarian open source software, outreached hand
Lending a digital hand for humanitarian projects is just a click away. Whether you have five minutes or a few hours, you can make a difference with a variety of HFOSS projects. The level of skills required vary from web search, verification, mapping, translation, training, and open source software... Read more
6 comments Posted 18 Feb 2015 by Heather Leson Feed
2014 has been a record year for Opensource.com. And, we couldn't have done it without you: our readers, writers, community moderators, editors, sharers, and supporters. Thank you. Thanks for making Opensource.com a vibrant community full of amazing stories. We, the open source community, have a... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Nov 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Humanitarian open source software, outreached hand
One of the strengths of the open source community has been its ability to bring concentrated effort to bear on big problems. Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. And when tragedy strikes, or a pressing need arises, there are groups of people who gather together to attempt to... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Nov 2014 by Dave Neary (Red Hat) Feed
Benetech takes up the social cause of creating technology for good. CEO Jim Fruchterman tells me what he's learned by doing business in the open and how the company first stumbled into open source.
4 comments Posted 24 Jul 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
What is Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) in education and how can we get more students involved? HFOSS is open source software that has a humanitarian purpose such as disaster management, health care, economic development, social services, and more. Experience with undergraduate... Read more
2 comments Posted 21 Mar 2014 by Heidi Ellis Feed
Kate Chapman, executive director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, gave Tuesday's keynote at Linux.conf.au about preparing and responding for disasters with the help of communities.
3 comments Posted 9 Jan 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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