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The Linux Foundation wants to help combat COVID-19 with free, open source apps to tell people when they’ve been exposed to the virus


People wearing protective face masks use a smartphone on a street in Kiev
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Linux Foundation launched a public health unit in July to use open source software to combat the coronavirus pandemic and future epidemics.
The foundation now has two apps: COVID Green, which is built by NearForm developers in Ireland, and COVID Shield, which is built by Shopify developers in Canada.
Currently, contact tracing apps are not widely used, but the general manager of the initiative is optimistic that adoption will improve thanks to this tech.
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