Linux Foundation Open Sources Project To Help in Disaster Relief

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  • The Project Owl IoT device firmware can turn a wireless device into a ‘DuckLink’
  • The first responders can also use analytics and data sources to build a dashboard and formulate an action plan

As per a report by smartcitiesworld, the Linux Foundation has announced that it will make Project Owl IoT device firmware open source to help facilitate organisations whereabouts and logistics for disaster response. This project is a cloud-based analytics tool.

The report said that the foundation said that its open governance model will help a global network of developers to speed up the development of the mesh networks. This can help in saving lives after a natural disaster. This project aims that the nodes will create large-scale communications networks following natural disasters.

Analytics and data sources

As per the report, this firmware can turn a wireless device into a ‘DuckLink’. This mesh network node is capable of connecting to any other Ducks physically around it. The report added that first responders can also use analytics and data sources to build a dashboard and formulate an action plan. This can include coordinating resources, learning about weather patterns, and communicating with civilians.

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