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Re: Privacy-protecting contact tracer for COVID-19?

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2020 11:16:11 -0400
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <33099a6e-191e-38de-fed3-c6974e1de982@dbooth.org>
P.S. I just noticed this list of contact-tracing apps:
https://gdprhub.eu/index.php?title=Projects_using_personal_data_to_combat_SARS-CoV-2

And also this crowd-sourced list on github:
https://github.com/shankari/covid-19-tracing-projects

One of the projects mentioned is this one at Stanford:
https://www.covid-watch.org/
which says it is open source, but I have not been able to find their 
code on github, and have emailed them to ask.


On 4/3/20 10:04 AM, David Booth wrote:
> On 4/3/20 1:17 AM, Moses Ma wrote:
>> Yes, we'll open source everything for this. Our chance to save the 
>> world... literally.
> 
> Great!  A couple things I think are really important:
> 
> - All development should be done in public from the start, on github, as 
> opposed to being open sourced later.  This is important for three 
> reasons: build public trust; get eyeballs on it early; and crowdsource 
> more development help.
> 
> - Up-front clarity about the licensing and revenue model, because 
> nothing kills public trust more than dashed expectations.  If some parts 
> would NOT be free and open source, then be crystal clear from the start 
> what those portions would be.
> 
> David Booth
> 
Received on Friday, 3 April 2020 15:16:25 UTC

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