Mozilla has announced the latest recipients of its Open Source Support grants, totaling $539,000. The web tech company regularly helps out smaller projects, and this round in particular favored ones aimed at safety and security.
First was $194K to Ushahidi, a platform used to rapidly collect and disseminate local information to people who may need it quickly: blocked streets in a disaster area, police actions or tear gas in a protest, or voter intimidation during elections.
The next phase of Mozilla's Open Source Support plan is to focus on individual regions — starting with India. So you can expect another collection of fundings like this soon, but with an Indian twist.