Names Martus Among Top Open Source Projects Making Real Impact

By Benetech, posted on

One of the strengths of the open source community is its ability to bring concentrated effort to bear on pressing problems, notes online magazine, highlighting Martus—Benetech’s free, secure human rights information management tool—among select open source projects impacting the lives of at-risk communities around the world.

“When one human rights worker in Colombia had her laptop stolen at gunpoint,” writes blogger Dave Neary, “she could have had cause to be very worried—the laptop contained the testimony of dozens of people about human rights abuses in the country. She handed it over, secure in the knowledge that the people who placed their trust in her would not be in danger, because their testimony had been taken and stored with Martus.”

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