“Haven is for people who need a way to protect their personal spaces and possessions without compromising their own privacy, through an Android app and on-device sensors,” the GitHub page for the Haven project states.
The Haven app is being built as an open-source project and is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) 3.0. The GPL is what is known as a reciprocal license, meaning that anyone that modifies or adds to the code is required to contribute those changes back to the original project.
“The concept of Haven, as imagined by Micah F. Lee and Edward Snowden, is based on the notion that any smartphone could be turned into a personal, portable security device, to watch for unexpected intrusions into physical spaces,” Guardian project founder Nathan Freitas wrote in a blog post. protect their personal spaces and possessions