"A hospital installation of Linux demonstrates the link
between the availability of medical resources and informational
access--and the effect poverty can have on both."
"Thirty-six-year old Houston psychiatry resident Ignacio Valdes,
his 27-year-old wife Corazon, a physician's assistant, and 43 other
members of the volunteer group Faith In Practice traveled to the
Hermano Pedro Hospital for the Poor in Antigua, Guatemala, where
the group provides supplies and skilled surgical and medical teams.
This trip brought a little something extra to the impoverished
hospital--Linux and the Internet."
"Former Whataburger computers running OS/2 gave up their souls
to run the network which was built in my house and shipped down
last week," writes Valdes in his farewell address. "I'm planning on
running Freemed," he continues. "I will be installing a Red Hat
Linux-based hospital network."