The Linux Foundation to launch new open source programs to fight racism

The Linux Foundation recently announced that it would be hosting seven open-source projects in partnership with IBM and David Clark Cause’s Call for Code for Racial Justice.

The aim of the program is to develop new open-source solutions with technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence to fight racism. It was reported that there are now seven solution starters hosted by the Linux Foundation.

These applications were developed from an internal IBM program known as the Call for Code Emb(race) Challenge. This program allows Black IBMers, supported by Red Hat’s Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity (B.U.I.L.D.) community, and allies to come up with technology solutions in order to address the problem of systemic racism.

The Call for Code for Racial Justice was launched last year in order to gather solutions from the global coding community.