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Tectonic: Free Software Working for Human Rights

Feb 28, 2006, 11:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frederick Noronha)

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"Monitoring human rights abuses around the world can be a risky proposition with data collectors, reporters and community members at constant risk of discovery. The Martus project pits the best of the open source software world against abusers to create a safe and secure environment in which human rights activists can record and store data on abuses without fear.

"Martus. If you Google for the word, you may well get lost in a list of names, publications and even photography options. Among them though you may find a human rights software application named after the Greek word for 'witness...'"

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