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[News] Free Software is Gaining and Hospitals Require it Too

  • Subject: [News] Free Software is Gaining and Hospitals Require it Too
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 07:28:29 +0000
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Open source gains more traction

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| IT budget cuts, an improved ecosystem and 
| more maturity have boosted the demand for 
| open source applications in Indian 
| enterprises, writes Brian Pereira.
| The economic downturn may be regarded as a 
| blessing in disguise for the open source 
| community and proponents of open source 
| software. The skeptics (read commercial 
| software vendors) have suddenly become 
| silent and are in fact willing to support 
| open source, ironically finding that this 
| move somehow works to their advantage.


Hospitals need open source in IT: expert

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| OPEN source software offers one cure for 
| clinical system implementation woes, as 
| authorities struggle to find solutions that 
| meet all medical requirements, a leading 
| health informatics researcher says.
| "Some of the greatest efficiency gains in 
| the health sector will come from open source 
| software, rather than packages supplied by 
| large corporations," said Professor Jon 
| Patrick of the University of Sydney's School 
| of Information Technologies. "It's not in 
| industry's long-term interests to come up 
| with efficient and interoperable systems. 



EU: Over thirty MEPs from seven member states support free software

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| Of the 232 candidates for the European Parliament that pledged their support
| for free and open source software, 34 have been elected, from Belgium,
| France, Greece, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.


Open Source EC Funded Projects: EDOS

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| EDOS (Environment for the Development and Distribution of Open Source
| software) obtained interesting results, either from an academic point of view
| or from an industrial perspective.


European Open Source Procurement Guidelines: How Do you Like Them?

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| Talking about Alfrescoâs business strategy I happened to mention that the
| European open source observatory released guidelines for open source
| procurement.

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