openSUSE-Medical looking for developers

The openSUSE-Medical project is seeking developers and additional packagers. The distribution is an openSUSE sub-project aimed at doctors and medical staff and will include various open source software applications for medical use. The developers plan to start reviewing a list of open source healthcare software for inclusion in the distribution and adding packages to openSUSE, once enough packagers are on board.

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Impact of Open Source Software on Clinical Trials Grows With Release of OpenClinica 3.0 Electronic Data Capture Software

Latest release of popular clinical trials software adds new features, enhanced performance
Akaza Research is pleased to announce the release of OpenClinica 3.0, the newest version of the world’s most popular open source electronic data capture (EDC) software for clinical trials. This latest production release marks a significant milestone for open source software in the clinical trials field, adding a host of new capabilities designed to further accelerate the adoption of open source into mainstream research. Continue reading

Excellence Awards for Open Source Business Use in Government

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 “Excellence Awards for Open Source Business Use in Government”. The Awards will recognize government employees who have made significant accomplishments in the application of Open Source Technology to meet government business or mission requirements. To Be Awarded November 5, 2009 Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON DC) Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
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TedxNashville Inaugural Event: Innovators in Health Care and Collaboration Planning Event

We’re seeking the greatest, most innovative minds in our community for mind-altering, life-changing discussions. We are reaching out to key community members and requesting their suggestions regarding potential speakers for our events. For our first event, our theme is innovation in health care and collaboration. If you have in mind a person in your network that is truly a world-class innovator in their field, please contact us here.
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FT: Enabling Open Core

Fred Trotter writes: “For VA VistA we have a conundrum, the originator of the code, the US government, has left the code basically licenseless. I believe this means that the choice if preferred license should be up to the most substantial third-party developers. I believe that the most substantial way to make VistA better is to make contributions that make further development easier. MUMPS is a great language but it makes VA VistA inaccessible to most programmers. Given that I believe the most significant third-party contributions to VA VistA are (in no particular order):

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