ASR's Open Drone Suite was added to the Digital Public Goods Alliance DPG Registry! The goal of the DPGA and it’s registry is to promote digital public goods in order to create a more equitable world. Being recognized as a DPG increases the visibility, support for, and prominence of open projects that have the potential to tackle global challenges. To become a digital public good, all projects are required to meet the DPG Standard to ensure that projects truly encapsulate open source principles.
The Open Drone Suite seeks to create re-usable aerial platforms for tackling challenges associated with food security including fighting desert locusts, monitoring crops and soil health, and development of heavy lift drones capable of lifting over 50kgs of supplies for humanitarian support.
For us, being recognized as a digital public good - defined as open source software, open data, open AI models, open standards and open content that adhere to privacy and other applicable laws and best practices, do no harm, and help attain the SDGs - means growing a network of users of our designs and aerial systems, growth of open data and input from peer reviews of the code and designs to be able to evolve a robust ecosystem capable of alleviating effects of climate change such as desert locusts, food shortages, and monitoring carbon emissions and sequestration especially for small holder farmers.
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