Immuni source code

I strongly share @gvdr’s concerns. The documentation alone, albeit undoubtedly a first step, is not enough any more: not with a release deadline for the executable app so close in time.

Making the code available as early in the process as possible (i.e., NOW), is sensible for two reasons:

  1. there do exist a legal requirement by art. 69 of the Italian Codice dell’Amministrazione Digitale, as well as mandatory compliance with the Guidelines published by AGID
  2. this is a legit case for open innovation: releasing the code is a good way of summoning the relevant communities both in Italy and abroad, which will be happy to provide suggestions and improvements not just on the wording of a few sentences in the documentation itself but on functional and non-functional requirements, design, code quality, privacy- and security-related vulnerabilities, inclusiveness and accessibility and so forth.

As Immuni ultimately amounts to a policy implementation, I expect transparency and openness to be pivotal. What the Italian government should not do in any case is to destroy mutual trust with all involved stakesholders.

First published on GitHub Issues