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22 February 2010, 16:00

FOSS for health care

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MedFOSS Logo Hans-Holger Schmuhl, who currently works as an application development manager, has launched a new online medical portal that lists a number of Free Open Source Software (FOSS) projects for the health care and medical professions. According to the site's Mission Statement, all of the software projects are aimed at the health care domain and only active projects are included. The site allows users to comment on and discuss each specific project and each of the projects is published under one of the popular open source licenses, such as the GPL, LGPL, MPL or the Apache license.

Schmuhl says that the site is currently "just a spare time, one-man-show" and he hopes that it will "foster the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences about these projects". The site currently lists more than 120 projects in a number of categories, such as dentistry, psychology, veterinary and hospital management software, and more are being added. Users can browse the site using the Project Explorer navigation pane or search for specific criteria. Additionally, recommendations of similar projects are displayed as each project is viewed.

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