Find an Open Source Project

As of now, this is simply a list of projects. As our community matures, we will have a list of projects, as well as information about which instructors and classes are participating in which projects.

Open Source Projects with Student Participation

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HFOSS Projects with Student Participation

(more about Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software, or HFOSS)

Project Link (external)

What is the project?

Project information from point of view of teaching open source (from site)

Open MRS “Open Medical Record System (OpenMRS®) was created in 2004 as a open source medical record system platform for developing countries – a tide which rises all ships. OpenMRS is a multi-institution, non-profit collaborative led by Regenstrief Institute, a world-renowned leader in medical informatics research, and Partners In Health, a Boston-based philanthropic organization with a focus on improving the lives of underprivileged people worldwide through health care service and advocacy.” 
Ushahidi “Ushahidi, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili, was developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election violence in 2008. Since then, thousands have used our crowdsourcing tools to raise their voice. We’re a technology leader in Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, with a global team.”
GNOME Mouse Trap The MouseTrap mission is to provide an exceptional alternative input system to GNOME with a particular eye towards aiding the physically impaired community. Our aim is to give users the option to replace a mouse with a low-cost webcam which can interpret a user’s head movement as computer input.
Sahana Making high quality information management systems for emergency preparedness, response, recovery and resilience-building accessible to all.

Sites that Support Student Participation in H/FOSS