Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning 'humanity to others'. It also means 'I am what I am because of who we all are'. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Ubuntu is part social and part economic: free software, available free of charge to everybody on the same terms, and funded through a portfolio of services provided by Canonical.
The International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) is one of leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world's best technology companies, software developers and academics. The theme for ICCM 2013: “Humanitarian Technology Innovation In and Out of Africa.” It will highlight humanitarian innovation and technology in and outside Africa to cross-fertilize lessons learned & best practices.
Crowdglobe: an open research platform aimed at informing the future use of crowdsourcing mapping methodologies by highlighting deployments and research in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field.
Harnessing Design for Media Development: exploring methods of Design Research to gain a better understanding of how information and communications are impacting the livelihoods of marginalized communities
Media Map: an initiative to explore, interact with, and analyze data on media development, bringing together comparable data on how media, technology, and communication intersect with traditional development statistics.