Moderated by: Heather Leson
Location: D135
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A growing number of open source projects exist to help people and organizations “doing good” in society. Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) was a term coined a few years ago by several universities to describe these projects. Join us for an open discussion about how open source is making real-world communities better and improving lives.

Community members and contributors from projects like Benetech, Mifos, OpenMRShttp, Social Coding for Good, Ushahidi, and others will talk about their work and the work of other projects. As a group, we will learn more about some of the unique and challenging aspects of humanitarian open source projects and what attracts contributors to participate in them.

Track HFOSS-related topics at OSCON throughout the week by following hashtag #HFOSS on Twitter.


For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or scordesse@oreilly.com.

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