Georg’s Brave GNU World #41

“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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