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Next frontier in philanthropy: Open Source

As technology continues to be a pivotal element of social-change oriented activities, it is imperative that these efforts have access and tools to use open source software. Leaders from both the nonprofit and technology sectors explain why recognizing open source contributions made by individuals and organizations as a new form of philanthropy is crucial to the future of both sectors. This includes well-established projects but it also increasingly includes purpose-built technologies.

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Questions

  1. Why is open source software are so crucial to change-making efforts?
  2. How have philanthropic organizations supported open source efforts and what must be done to strengthen that relationship?
  3. How can the open source community make software more impactful and accessible to change-making efforts and individuals?

Speakers

Organizer

John Jones, VP of Interactive Strategies, The Case Foundation


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