UN flag with open source in government text
A strong society has a common ownership of its critical infrastructure. 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
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UN flag with open source in government text
Working at the bleeding edge of global development is about to get more lively. co-founder Mark Charmer argues the world needs the open source movement to assert itself right now.
2 comments Posted 7 Jan 2015 by Mark Charmer 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
Kate Chapman, executive director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, gave Tuesday's keynote at about preparing and responding for disasters with the help of communities.
3 comments Posted 9 Jan 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
HFOSS, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software, is a movement inspired first by the December 2004 Asian tsunami, and then by other humanitarian needs in the health, civic, finance and academic sectors (especially for women and people of color). Leslie Hawthorn, part of Red Hat's Community Action... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Sep 2012 by Leslie Hawthorn Feed
It's HOT in Haiti, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, and other nations around the world. Why? Because Kate Chapman, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), and many volunteers are improving local economies and creating an open map of the world.
0 comments Posted 18 Jul 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed