You're reading it here first: The team behind Aarogya Setu quietly open sourced the iOS version of the app on OpenForge, the government’s own open source platform, on August 10. People can't raise issues on the platform yet as "pull requests" are currently disabled. MyGov CEO Abhishek Singh told MediaNama about this development earlier this morning. The server side code and KaiOS code have still not been open sourced though KaiOS is listed as a project on OpenForge. The repository only has one "commit" right now, from Rajeev Arkvanshi, a senior iOS developer at NeGD. It is not clear how the government will consider issues from people right now. Unlike the iOS client, the app's Android client was open sourced on GitHub on May 26 amidst much fanfare and announcement of a bug bounty programme. The open sourcing of iOS code was more than two months overdue. Singh told us that NIC, the agency in charge of the app, will announce the winners of the Android Bug Bounty Programme soon. In response to our question about whether there will be a similar programme for iOS, Singh said, "I guess so. NIC should be notifying it." We have reached out to the NIC for more information. Singh said that the iOS code was released on OpenForge instead of GitHub "because Open Forge is our own thing. In fact, so why not? Open Forge is our GitHub." When we asked him why the Android source code was also not released on OpenForge,…
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