HOWTO donate CPU to the fight against the Corona-virus

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Fri Mar 20 07:24:16 UTC 2020

Quoting "Kevin P. Neal" <kpn at> (from Thu, 19 Mar 2020  
20:51:28 -0400):

> On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 12:13:37AM +0100, Mateusz Piotrowski wrote:
>> The patch is now on Phabricator open to reviews & ready to be tested:
> No source is available? They must not be serious, then.

It's answered on the website. As they have stats for each user,  
cheaters may modify the code to get better stats while the result may  
then not be useable for the project (false positives could be resolved  
by a verification step, but false negatives not, and giving the same  
WU to multiple people to have a statistical confidence would slow down  
the progress a lot). A lot of the code is actually open source, but  
not all. They refer to projects which they use.

Also think about the fact that this project comes from a medical  
background where you have a lot of closedness, intelectual property,  
regulation and liabilities. Personally I consider the fact that this  
project (started in the year 2000) is producing open source code at  
all already as a start of an evolition in the medical business (yes,  
there are other more open source projects in this field too).


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