The Open Source Community Responds to COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect all corners of the globe, people have responded to lend assistance to neighbors as well as people they have never met. Doing whatever we can, no matter what amount, is how we are able to make a difference in someone’s life.

The Open Source community is no different. OpenTechResponse is our way of helping where we can, devoid of country borders. While OpenTechResponse is initially responding to COVID-19, the initiative was created to enable the open source community to respond to any future global crisis as well.


  • brings together COVID-19 related open projects
  • Introduces a communication space for open tech responders from around the world
  • creates a project database across all public repos (GitHub, Gitlabetc)
  • provides tools supporting tools including a Discourse Q&A and HelpDesk
  • most importantly, launches a matchmaking tool to connect volunteers with projects requesting help from the open source community

Listen to the OpenTechResponse Webinar to Learn More

Listen to the OpenTeams webinar in which Patrick McFadin (DataStax) and Amanda Brock (OpenUK) talk about OpenTechResponse.

OpenTechResponse is an initiative that brings the open source communities together to help fight COVID-19 and future disasters. Whether you’re into software, hardware, data, health or science, you can join OpenTechResponse and do your part with helping to fight COVID-19.

How You Can Get Involved

Join the Slack Channel by clicking here.

We are looking for 6 COVID-19 response projects to volunteer to be one of the first to use the new matchmaking service.

Click here to volunteer.

Show your support for the open source, open hardware, open science and open data communities’ response to the pandemic by displaying the I support OpenTechResponse banner on social media, your blog, or your website.

You can easily copy-paste the following code:

<a href=""><img src="" alt="I Support OpenTechResponse" border="0"></a>

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