In 2014, when Sierra Leone was hit by the Ebola outbreak, three local software developers kept the country's infrastructure working by rewriting it to #FLOSS. They saved hundreds of thousands lives when companies like Google and IBM backed off, calling the project too risky.



And their own recollection of the events with some technical descriptions:


@alxd A nice one for Odoo (aka OpenERP) - a lot of companies believe you couldn't possibly do HR stuff with an open project.


If I was an Odoo community manager I would plaster half of the internet with "Our product saved lives in Sierra Leone"


@alxd That depends; the challenge for things like Odoo is to show they can work for large businesses and aren't just good because they're open source; in the end it's the business people that have to be convinced.

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