Mozilla has announced new funding via their Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program to support important open source projects.
Ushahidi was the biggest benefactor of this program, receiving $194,000. Ushahidi is a platform for “crowdsourcing, monitoring, visualizing, and responding to reports from people caught up in political turmoil or subject to governmental or vigilante abuse.”
Other projects that are receiving funding include:
- $100,000 to RiseUp, a coordination platform used by activists across the political spectrum, to improve the security of their email service;
- $50,000 to Phaser, the open source HTML5 games engine, to allow them to complete the development of version 3;
- $70,000 for creating mod_md, an Apache module which speaks ACME, the automated certificate issuance protocol, to make it easier for websites to deploy and use secure HTTP.