"As regular readers of this blog will know, free software has an
importance that extends way beyond the world of software. But for
most people, it's hard to understand why software freedom is really
that important. So this new report "Killed by Code: Software
Transparency in Implantable Medical Devices" from the Software
Freedom Law Center (SFLC) provides a handy opportunity to get the
"Software is an integral component of a range of devices that
perform critical, lifesaving functions and basic daily tasks. As
patients grow more reliant on computerized devices, the
dependability of software is a life-or-death issue. The need to
address software vulnerability is especially pressing for
Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs), which are commonly used by
millions of patients to treat chronic heart conditions, epilepsy,
diabetes, obesity, and even depression."
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