La Linux Foundation It has many own projects and also endorses / promotes many third party projects. Most of them are purely technological and software-oriented. In some cases, such projects may involve software and hardware developments on the whole.
And in others, these projects and their developments may have a profound social orientation, that is, for the direct benefit of individuals, groups, communities, or everyone in general. And precisely within this last category, we find the Project called "Call for Code".
And this is not strange, since, as we expressed in a previous post related to the subject, the Free Software and Open Source, has a lot to offer to the Humanity whole in benefit of all in one more way profitable, accessible and productive.
"Today, many governments already benefit and their citizens benefit from the use and implementation of Free Software and Open Source applications and systems, aimed at facing local challenges in favor of national progress and development.
Regardless of whether it is used to guarantee or offer safer, more transparent or economical services, or to strengthen national technological independence, or simply because of technological fad, especially in the field of Governments, the use of free processes and technologies and Open, in areas such as health services, education, security, or the management of resources, data, information, communication, services, procedures, image processing, among others, have the potential to promote the economic and social development of many countries." Progress and social development with Free Software and Open Source
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Call for Code: Call to code with the Linux Foundation
What is the Call for Code Initiative endorsed by the Linux Foundation?
In the list of Linux Foundation projects, it is briefly promoted as follows:
"A project for the creation and deployment of open source technologies to meet some of the world's greatest challenges."
While, in his own section within the website of the Linux Foundation, the following is added:
"The Call of Code Project and the Linux Foundation seek together to provide a deployment framework to build, strengthen, test, and implement open source projects created through the Global Call for Code Initiative and other sources of technology innovation."
Finally, in your GitHub website, the following is complemented for a better understanding of its scope:
"It is a global and multi-year initiative, sponsored by the Linux Foundation, whose primary objective is to inspire developers to solve urgent problems with sustainable solutions."
Examples of projects included
It is an initiative to democratize earthquake early warning systems around the world using low-cost sensors, detection and categorization algorithms, alert capabilities, and an open source data set on historical seismic activity. The project takes advantage of the Internet of Things, Node-RED and containers.
It seeks to establish a fast, temporary and low-bandwidth communication network after natural disasters, offering those in need a simple and reliable interface to request help from the authorities. The project takes advantage of the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.
Provides a system to validate that intervention work performed for homeowners has been done correctly, completely and safely. It is based on a growing catalog of build quality controls contributed by the open source community. The project is built on top of React Native, Jupyter Notebooks, and Django.
Define a visual vocabulary that disaster-affected people can use to express their needs. By reading the symbols, drones can convey vital information to organizations that can help, potentially shortening response time from days to hours. The project uses visual recognition and machine learning.
It enables bands to create a single video wall recording of a piece of music, in which all individual performances are captured separately on the performers' phone, tablet or laptop. It uses Node.js and Python code deployed as Apache OpenWhisk Cloud Functions, Cloud Foundry, and Apache CouchDB.
It offers a comprehensive solution for farmers who want to optimize water use, especially in times of drought, in order to improve yield. The project uses humidity sensors connected to the IoT, a progressive web application for Android, the Weather Company APIs, Apache OpenWhisk Cloud Functions and Apache CouchDB.
To know and explore the rest of the developments within the Initiative «Call for Code», visit its own section on the Linux Foundation website and its official site on GitHub.
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