The Promise and Hazards of COVID Contact Tracing Apps

There has been increasing interest in the possibilities of tracking people who are infected with Coronavirus using all of the various methods that smart phones provide. There is good reason: “contact tracing” has been a pillar of public health efforts for decades. It is an effective means to curtail the spread of infectious disease. At the same time, governments, companies, and organizations are acting fast to offer services to help end this current pandemic. [Read More]

We Support the Open COVID Pledge

Please join this Open COVID Pledge by committing to freely share technology for all work that aims to end the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. We believe that free software licenses like the GNU GPL and the Apache License already provide these key benefits. We are making this statement to make it clear that all of our code is available for any effort to end the COVID Pandemic. We grant to every person and entity that wishes to accept it, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid-up license to fully use, practice and exploit all our patent and copyright rights, for the sole purpose of ending the COVID-19 pandemic and minimising the impact of the disease, including diagnosis, prevention, containment, and treatment. [Read More]