Happy Thanksgiving, the following is a ‘best of LinuxMedNews’ article that first appeared 4/21/2000 My how things have changed, there are now 43+ known open source medical projects. Read the entire original article here. With 16 known open source medical software projects underway, the likelihood of eventual success for at least one of these projects in the coming years seems secure. Current vendors of medical software may be, and should be asking: Why should I go into open-source medical software? Here’s 6 reasons.