bothAnd is a pan-European community of engaged citizens and domain experts working together to develop better solutions to collectively address the corona crisis.
Technology has a role to play in the current crisis. But the technology is not the most difficult part. The challenge is getting the correct information to inform the best decisions.
That’s where you come in. We need the broadest number of voices to ensure that no one is left behind. Solutions built from the ground up serve the individual communities that helped build them. So please, take part in this process of discovery. The information you provide will help public servants and technologists take action to serve everyone in need!
Learn more about how bothAnd is organised.
See who’s backing bothAnd.
Find out more about our initiatives.
"Crisis can bring out the best in people. It’s heartening to see so much selfless service by so many under such difficult circumstances. Nothing but gratitude from my side for everyone’s efforts."
Executive Director, Hacktivismo
"This is a crisis like no other. It looks grim, but we can get through this together. It's time for cooperation: Both to solve the immediate crisis and to lay the foundation for a sustainable future."
Dr. Tudor Girba
CEO, feenk gmbh
"In spite of our funny name, we are very serious about information security and user privacy. We have always been on the right side of history on these issues and stand with bothAnd on them now."
Cult of the Dead Cow
"It won't be easy, but I'm sure if we work together on all levels, in all areas, and across borders we'll be able to make a difference."
CISO, polypoly GmbH & Co-Founder, The Apache Software Foundation
"What we need is international cooperation between countries to work together to contain the pandemic. National solutions won't be the answer. What we need are technical tools and processes that allow governments and organizations to control and monitor the pandemic, while 100% respecting privacy rights and people's sovereignty over their data. The Bothand Consortium is aiming for just that. That's what we need. And that's why I am supporting it."
Managing director of Port Zero
"I would like to say thank you to the huge number of people out there who are doing their best right now. I can’t send chocolate to everyone, but I want to do everything I can to support their efforts."
Managing Director, polypoly GmbH
"In the current Corona crisis, we have to bring all loose ends together to provide the best possible protection for people with the greatest possible freedom of movement."
CEO, Serviceplan Gruppe
“We need initiatives like bothAnd in the open-source community to make sure that we build technologies we can trust and that position the human in the centre of the discussion.”
CEO & Founder, Data Natives
"Since human recollection Trust and Transparency have always been important but also fragile values. Today we are facing stormy times, so they have to be protected in order to not lose what mankind has achieved over hundreds of years. We are proud to be a member of the bothAnd movement and to support wherever we add value."
Maik Fahldieck & Jonas Lempa
CEO & Partner, Taikonauten GmbH & Co KG
"Rather than focusing purely on the technological and legal issues of tracing Coronavirus contacts, we need initiatives like this one, that try to understand and highlight the real needs of citizens."
Prof. Oscar Nierstrasz
Head of Software Composition Group, University of Bern
"A technological solution to this unprecedented societal problem can only work if it is humane as well, respectful of our fundamental human rights."
Prof. Michele Lanza
Director, Software Institute, USI Lugano