Free and open source software for low and middle income countries. As it should be.
a little context
Our software is free and open-source because we don’t believe in empire building, we believe in community building. When countries decide to use our software, they should not be stuck with us – they should work with us only for as long as we provide them benefit and they should be free to work with whoever they like in the future, without having to change their software.
We also know that all developers benefit from the work of a global community of open-source software and that contributing to that global pool is a moral imperative, just like paying taxes to maintain roads.
Finally, it is not completely altruistic – we firmly believe that if we do a good job making and delivering software, countries and organisations will pay us to do that and we don’t need to rely on compulsory licence fees (that some can’t afford) to sustain ourselves.
Tamanu is available under a free and open-source licence for low and middle-income countries. For any use in high-income countries, a commercial licence applies.
In all cases, the Tamanu name, all logos and trademarks are copyright and remain the property of Beyond Essential Systems Pty Ltd and cannot be used without permission. This is done to preserve confidence in the platform and prevent inferior copies circulating or confusion amongst our partners.
The desktop and mobile repositories are currently separate and people wishing to make community contributions must contact us and work closely with our in-house team, for data security reasons.
Terms & Conditions and Privacy terms
Tupaia is available as a free and open-source licence for health projects in low and middle-income countries. Where this is a multi-country project incorporating both low and middle-income countries and other countries, the open-source license applies, so long as the involvement of low and middle-income countries is the primary focus of the project.
For the use of Tupaia in all other use cases, Tupaia is available under a commercial license. In all cases, the Tupaia name, all logos and trademarks are copyright and remain the property of Beyond Essential Systems Pty Ltd and cannot be used without permission. This is done to preserve confidence in the platform and prevent inferior copies circulating or confusion amongst our partners.
Tupaia has a monorepo. Community contributions are welcome and we especially encourage software developers from partner countries to get in touch via our Contact page.