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Georg's Brave GNU World #41

Jul 23, 2002, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Georg C. F. Greve)

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"Welcome to another issue of the Brave GNU World. We may always have suspected it, but this issue presents some proof: Free Software is good for your health!

"Like many areas, the area of medical applications has a large quantity of projects which are sometimes quite advanced, but it is beyond the skills of any "normal" user to assemble them or integrate them into a solution. To solve this, Andreas Tille began the Debian-Med project in early 2002, which aims at customizing the Debian distribution for users in the medical and microbiological fields and seeks to integrate software projects in these areas.

"Frequent readers of the Brave GNU World might feel reminded of the Debian-Jr. project introduced in issue #23, and in fact the idea for Debian-Med was inspired by that project.

"Especially software which interacts with the private and very intimate spheres of human life - as is the case for doctors - has to fulfil certain criteria which currently only Free Software can fully satisfy..."

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