[work-in-progress] Curated list of HFOSS (Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software) who are very welcome to external developers contributions.
|Healthcare||Glucosio||Glucosio||java, object-c, php||diabetes||Glucosio Project was started by a long time FOSS contributor who became diagnosed with diabetes and saw a gap in the free and open source ecosystem where there were no good apps for tracking glucose and metrics for people with diabetes|
|Humanitarian Platform||Sahana Eden||Sahana Eden||python||Sahana Eden is an Emergency Development Environment to apidly build powerful applications for Emergency Management. From finding missing people, managing aid, managing volunteers, tracking camps effectively between Government groups, NGOs and victims|
|Human Rights||Martus||Martus||java||under-revision, strong-cryptography||Secure information collection and management tool that empowers these rights activists. Full range of human rights documentation processes, from data collection, to storage, backup, and analysis. All of Martus data is always encrypted.|
Note: projects with tag under-revision needs more time to be recommended compared to the others.
|diabetes||Diabetes||Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period||wikipedia about Diabetes|
|emergency-management||Emergency management||Emergency management is the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies (preparedness, response, and recovery)||Wikipedia about Emergency management|
|olpc||OLPC: One Laptom per Child||Non-profit initiative established with the goal of transforming education for children around the world; this goal was to be achieved by creating and distributing educational devices for the developing world, creating software & content for those devices||laptop.org|
|strong-cryptography||Uses strong cryptography||"Please remember that export/import and/or use of strong cryptography software, providing cryptography hooks, or even just communicating technical details about cryptography software is illegal in some parts of the world"|
The main goal of the following active organizations is developing or promoting HFOSS development.
The minimal requirements for software added to this list are:
- The software must have at least one version licensed as open source.
- The software must have public repository using Git version control system and able to accept pull requests.
- The software must focus on some humanitarian application or have a specific internal team who works on humanitarian applications of the software
What is not considered:
- Code quality.
- Lack of technical expertise to explain the software when receiving external help
TODO: give a short acknowledgement considering both developers and project maintainers that open source in general is a challenge to maintain (fititnt, 2018-04-18 11:00 BRT)
How to contribute