Names Martus Among Top Open Source Projects Making Real Impact

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.

Jim Fruchterman Discusses How Open Source Sparks Innovation and Advances Social Good, on

Adopting an open source philosophy has proven to be quite effective when furthering technology-for-good, notes online magazine in an interview with Benetech CEO Jim Fruchterman. Fruchterman goes on to describe the open source tools Benetech builds; clarifies why it is important that cybersecurity tools in particular are open; explains how Benetech’s culture of “open” shapes its product development as well as broadly serves its social mission; and reflects on the reasons why the open source ethos is well suited for creating social impact.