Open by default

Development Seed is “open by default.” We work with open-source technology to make the tools we build and use more broadly accessible.

Open Source

We are contributors, developers, maintainers, and users of open-source tools.

We collaborate with organizations and communities eager to address some of the world's most challenging problems. Take a look at some of our repositories to get a sense of what we do. Want to make a contribution? Make a pull request!

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Featured Repositories

It is no accident that open source is at the core of our business strategy. With over 500 public GitHub repositories, we firmly believe in making things people can share and reuse. By utilizing open components, this approach aggregates software investments into a collective public good. By adopting open licensing, we provide flexibility in tool utilization instead of burdening organizations with software license fees. At the heart of it all, we take immense pride in our work, always eager to present, share, and learn. We're not just creating software; we're fostering a community. We invite you to use our work, contribute to projects that resonate with you, and join us on this open-source journey.

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    Devseed Labs

    We drive innovation forward through DevSeed Labs

    Development Seed hires some of the smartest, most passionate people eager to solve the planet's toughest problems, usually collaborating with mission-driven partners.

    While we're compensated for most tasks, we also pursue self-funded projects that align with our values, such as maintaining open-source tools, staying updated with technological advancements, and creating solutions for environmental and humanitarian needs.

    Our Labs feature both experimental and established open-source tools. We advocate for transparent development and welcome collaborations. If you have earth data-related challenges, we are always looking for compelling problem statements and real, hard problems to solve!

    Love open source? Join our team!

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    We're looking for mission-driven individuals eager to address some of the world's most challenging problems.