Here at OStatic, we've covered open source software aimed at humanitarian causes before, including tools from called InSTEDD (Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases and Disasters). Now, a very interesting new startup called Humanitarian Toolbox has appeared, and is focused on open source tools for humanitarian causes. Team mebers from NetHope, CrisisCommons and GeeksWithoutBounds have announced, in partnership with Microsoft and DotNetRocks the launch of the new company.
The Humanitarian Toolbox is characterized as an initiative to "help bring the expertise and good will of the software development community to the humanitarian world." According to the announcement: