Linux Medical News Now Official Publication of IMIA OSWG

The Open Source Working Group of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA OSWG) is pleased to announce that Linux Medical News has been endorsed as an Official Online Publication of the working group. The arrangement between IMIA OSWG and Linux Medical news is to have effect immediately. The full press release is within. Not bad for a small-town newspaper 🙂 Cindy is pretty pleased.

Linux Medical News Named as an Official Online Publication of IMIA Open Source Working Group

The Open Source Working Group of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA OSWG) is pleased to announce that Linux Medical News has been endorsed as an Official Online Publication of the working group. The arrangement between IMIA OSWG and Linux Medical news is to have effect immediately.

“Linux Medical News has, in a short time, established itself as a first class website with a reputation for providing an authoritative source of news on open source, free software and GNU/Linux matters in the health and medical domains,” said Peter Murray, one of the co-chairs of the IMIA OSWG; ” We are pleased to be associated with Linux Medical News, and believe that the linkage will be of benefit to the IMIA Working Group and the wider open source community.”

Ignacio Valdes, founder and editor of Linux Medical News stated “We are honored that a group of this international stature has made this endorsement of Linux Medical News. We hope to continue to build the trust of IMIA and the medical profession as an accurate, yet interesting, news publication for Free and Open Source Software in medicine.”

Prof. Graham Wright, also co-chair of the IMIA OSWG said that “Open source is philosophically about inclusion and organic growth; there should be no surprise that we have turned to Linux Medical News to be the working groups news outlet as it is the de facto news source for the OS community. We are proud to have been accepted by Ignacio and his colleagues.”

This arrangement does not compromise the editorial independence of Ignacio and the Linux Medical News team, and all concerned look forward to a long and beneficial relationship.

Jointly released by Peter Murray, Ignacio Valdes and Graham Wright
19 December 2003.

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