[clug] Barr and open source

eyal at eyal.emu.id.au eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Tue Apr 21 06:20:03 UTC 2020

On 2020-04-21 14:24, Bob Edwards via linux wrote:
> I meant to comment yesterday after I heard Andrew Barr (ACT Chief
> Minister) on ABC radio comment, when asked if he would install a
> Covid19 tracking app on his mobile device, that he would only decide
> if the app was made open source and his tech. peeps assured him that
> it wasn't behaving differently to how annouced.
> Go for it, Andrew!
> Of course, to be certain, we would need to know how to compile the
> source to the exact same binary as is being distributed through
> the app stores...

To add a bit more OT: ... and there is legislation defining the extent of use
of the data and a requirement to completely delete it at a nominated date.

> (at least one of the mobile app platforms runs a Linux kernel, so
> kind of on topic...)
> cheers,
> Bob Edwards.

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