Humanitarian Humanitarian feed

The open source community regularly steps up with solutions to help people and communities in need. Learn about some of these humanitarian projects in this section.

How open government is helping with hurricane relief

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, embracing open government principles—such as open data, collaboration between citizens and government, and transparency—can save lives.
An update on the Duke University's eNable chapter, a 3D-printed prosthetics project

Duke University's eNable chapter collaborates with sponsors and other innovators to create and deliver 3D-printed prosthetic devices to amputees
Open source mapping project preserves cultural heritage

The Philippine Heritage Map is documenting the country's at-risk historical sites and structures to digitally preserve valuable data and imagery.
Half of the world’s languages are dying. Should we save them?

What are the implications of a language falling out of use every two weeks?
A free, open resource to solve our third world problems

The Third World Problems project is building a community to apply open source solutions to serious human challenges.
Open source job opportunities grow at crisis groups

Learn how you can use your open source skills to make a difference in the world.
Code Alliance connects nonprofits with tech volunteers

Nonprofits benefit from expert technical development work and volunteers have a chance to leverage...
Interview with Janice Lathen, Powering Potential

Thanks to open source software, Powering Potential and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are able to...