Yishay sez, "A CrisisCamp is an individual event with an overall purpose to create specific tools for a specific problem. Before a CrisisCamp, organizers reach out to responder organizations — governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and others — seeking requests for technological supports. We organize into teams to support those requests. We also develop around things that are just good ideas. What we create is open-source — meaning that it-'s free for anyone to use, the labor has been donated, and the user community is encouraged to take it and build on it — to make it work for them. The London Crisis Camp will join the other Crisis Camps in building vital tools for Haiti."
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