What New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern means by developing an "open source" app for COVID-19 contact tracing with Singapore

Posted on: April 9, 2020 - 14:59 By: tim

In today's press conference, the Prime Minister mentioned that the New Zealand government is expressing interest in collaborating with Singapore while they "open source" their COVID-19 contact tracing app that's Bluetooth-enabled.

What does "open source" mean? And why is it important?

LCA2019 - Day 3

Posted on: January 28, 2019 - 09:55 By: carl

And it's the last day of LCA2019. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth. It has been a fantastic three (or five) days with lots of great presentations and other conversations. I've been to lots of conferences over the years but none of them have the positive vibe that LCA has.

LCA2019 - Day 2

Posted on: January 24, 2019 - 16:20 By: carl

Currently running at about half yesterdays temperature here in Christchurch... The quality of the weather might be fluctuating but the quality of the presentations is as high as ever!

LCA2019 - The AABill

Posted on: January 22, 2019 - 22:44 By: carl

I spent most of today in the Security Miniconf stream LCA2019... I don't know if I should be happy or sad about the fact that nearly 40 years after I started my IT career we are still struggling with security as a concept... On the happy side my skills and experience are still valid but on the sad side, really? 40 years on and we are still can't get it right??

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