The linux foundation (lf), together with seven technology companies, has launched an initiative for public health, which should assist health care authorities in the occlusion of the covid 19 pandemic by open source technologies. Behind the linux foundation public health (lfph) stand as basic members cisco, doc.Ai, geomet, ibm, nearform, tencent and vmware and two projects hosted by the linux foundation with pandemiezug (the canadian project covid shield and the project behind the irish covid tracker, covid green).
Funeral development for health markets worldwide
The roof of the linux foundation is to provide the previously scattered open source initiatives with the necessary organizational framework and know-how so that the effort does not run in sands. The long-term goal is obviously the concerted cooperation of health problems, epidemiologists, data protection and security experts as well as leading it companies. Business drivers of the new organization is dan kohn, which can refer to project line experience at the cncf (kubernetes, fluentd). Initial focus of the lfph should be the improvement of applications used when interrupting the infection chains – for example by notifying users after contact with infected notifications.
Some shopify developers have been volunteering covid shield, which is currently used especially in canada. Covid green, on the other hand, comes from the feather of a team of near-shape, which supports the irish government and health care authorities in ireland at pandemiebewalchung. Both programs are based on the google apple exposure notification system (gaen). According to covid-green team, about one-third of the adult irish has been using this app globally for two weeks – globally considered a particularly high acceptance. For comparison: the corona warning app of the rki, which has been developed by sap and deutsche telekom in a decentralized model and also squells, have so far downloaded 16.1 million people (as of: 20. July 2020). This corresponds approximately 19 percent of the german total pool.
About the linux foundation public health
The linux foundation public health (lfph) is a non-new organization. It requires open source technologies for public healthcare facilities internationally to better scandalize the current pandemic and art epidemics. Further projects can join the lfph and provide software commitments with which health abilities can break through the testing, tracking and isolation of (potentially) infected infection chains more rapidly. The applications developed by members of the initiative should provide health care authorities and their it partners. Initial is obviously the further development of technologies on the program based on google and apple’s gaen concept.
Further information is interested on the website of the newly grounded initiative. For the app covid shield, their developers have created a homepage, and the initiative of the linux foundation public health is a press release of the irish health service hse (health service executive). To covid green and the source code donation to the linux foundation, the website of near form can be found in notes.