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Ask HN: Which open source projects are tackling social problems out there?
2 points by gpestana on Oct 12, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments
Do you know any open source projects that aim to solve any of the most important social challenges of our days - poverty, water access, immigration issues, endangered species monitoring and control, etc..?

Or has software/open source development been completely detached and uninterested with these kind of problems?

Tor, software for mesh networks, tunneling hacks, and encryption packages serve to fight control and privacy invasion. For example, Facebook Tunnel (https://github.com/matiasinsaurralde/facebook-tunnel) hopefully should never actually be used, but it serves as a statement for network neutrality.

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