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5 humanitarian open source projects make the world a better place

Nov 20, 2014, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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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 solve the problems as a community.

These five projects you may not have heard of. They are attacking some of the world's biggest problems and making a true impact in people's lives.

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