Mission

Our Mission:

To create a self-sustaining global community of innovators building practical open technology for a better world, and to ensure their work creates impact in society.

Our Goals

CREATE open technology solutions for the challenges facing humanity, locally and globally.
 
GENERATE international collaboration between individuals, communities and organizations.
 
FOSTER opportunities for technologists to use their professional skills to serve humanity.
 
BUILD the technical and collaborative capacity of people and organizations to identify and tackle challenges for social impact.
 
What We Believe
 
People around the world have time and skills that they will dedicate to making the world a better place, given the opportunity.
 
Open source software and open data are well suited to social development because it gives people the freedom to learn, use, improve and share technology.
 
Open technology can revolutionize social development through increased participation, economic development opportunities and accelerated innovation.
 
Organic, independently organized local communities are best suited for tackling local challenges.
 
International collaboration opens doors to new ways of looking at challenges, understanding common problems, and helps create a global human community.
 
Creating social impact is a process of defining the specific challenges, collaboratively building solutions and identifying and supporting paths to sustainable impact.