Open source is potentially the most philanthropic endeavor man has ever gone out to undertake. The sharing of informative, potentially life-changing information and knowledge for absolutely nothing. There is no better time for more open source development than right now with internet and global communication more readily available than ever.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to help out with such an open source project. The construction of the first WikiHouse Project in New Zealand. As some might recall, Christchurch one of our biggest cities was hit with an earthquake about a month before the tsunami earthquake in Japan of 2011. As kiwis are far too laid back and slow at making decisions than the Japanese, not much of the rebuild has actually been undertaken let alone completed..