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IBM, Call for Code, and the Linux Foundation advertise new open source projects to combat racism

The Linux Foundation last week appear it was hosting seven open source projects in affiliation with IBM and David Clark Cause’s Call for Code for Racial Justice.

Background: Call for Code for Racial Justice launched late last year to accost solutions from the global coding community.

The goal of the claiming is to come up with novel open source solutions backed by IBM and accomplice technologies such as cloud accretion and bogus intelligence. There are currently seven “solution starters” which are now hosted by the Linux Foundation.

According to IBM Call for Code administrator Ruth Davis:

These applications emerged from an centralized IBM affairs called the Call for Code Emb(race) Challenge, where Black IBMers, accurate by Red Hat’s Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity (B.U.I.L.D.) community, and allies advised technology solutions to abode the botheration of systemic racism.

The seven initiatives, per a Linux foundation blog post, include:

  • Fair Change: A belvedere to help record, catalog, and access affirmation of potentially racially answerable incidents to help enable transparency, reeducation and reform as a matter of public absorption and safety.
  • TakeTwo: [This project] aims to help abate bias in agenda content, whether it is overt or subtle, with a focus on text across news articles, headlines, web pages, blogs, and even code.
  • Five Fifths Voter: This web app empowers minorities to exercise their right to vote and helps ensure their voice is heard by free optimal voting strategies and attached abolishment issues.
  • Legit-Info: Local legislation can have cogent impacts on areas as extensive as jobs, the environment, and safety. Legit-Info helps individuals accept the legislation that shapes their lives.
  • Incident Accuracy Reporting System: This belvedere allows assemblage and victims to approve affirmation or accommodate added advice from assorted sources adjoin an official police report.
  • Open Sentencing: To help public defenders better serve their audience and make a stronger case, Open Sentencing shows racial bias in data such as demographics.
  • Truth Loop: This app helps communities simply accept the policies, regulations, and legislation that will impact them the most.

Quick take: Politicians are allegedly going to solve the botheration of racial abuse for us no matter how hard we vote. Luckily for us, racism manifests through digitally traceable means more often than not in the modern world. And that means we can fight it with technology.

Call for Code is an abiding force for good and, just like its antecedent efforts to combat altitude change and abate the damage done by accustomed disasters, this is a all-important target for its endeavors. There are few more acute problems in association than racial injustice, and arguably none more ripe for attack by an eager global coding community.

For more advice check out the Call for Code for Racial Justice website here.

Published February 22, 2021 — 20:04 UTC

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