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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: CouchDB helped fighting Ebloa
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:53:06 GMT
Hey there,

it’s great to see people wanting to take initiative for
humanitarian projects. It shows that we are doing things
for the right reasons <3

FWIW, there are a few organisations of the “hack for good”-type.

Any particular names elude me, but this exists ;)

As for the Ebola project in particular, I was part of that and
we wouldn’t have been able to work with outside volunteers. The
pressures in this project were so high, that it required a
dedicated and in-one-office team to make it work at all.

This is just as a perspective, that some of these things can’t
be done in the more traditional open source way, even though
many good open source projects came out of it.

For example:



> On 2 Dec 2016, at 18:00, Mr. T <> wrote:
> Hello,
> New here with a dated comment...
> IDEA: It would be nice if there was a place online where developers
> could donate time to working on these sorts of projects. I'm thinking
> somewhere where the project dev head could publish a task list, and
> developers who have signed up to be volunteers could commit code.
> I personally would love to lend my meager coding skills to a project
> that actually matters (I spend my days writing enterprise stuff so
> that our customers can make more money! It pays the bills but surely
> there's more to life).
> Mr. T.
>> I’m sure you all get tired of hearing about this, but I don’t! :)
>> Here’s another write-up about how CouchDB played a role in helping with one of
>> the largest humanitarian crises this century:
>> /fighting-ebola-with-javascript-26b48da8f84a
>> This is why I love what we do <3
>> Best
>> Jan
>> --

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