Linux, GNU, and Open Source: lessons for EHR Developers

14/11/00


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Table of Contents

Linux, GNU, and Open Source: lessons for EHR Developers

The BMJ and ěthe thingî

Inflection points

Unix history

PPT Slide

Licenses

Other licenses

Proprietary vs free software

Advantages

Disadvantages

the big picture view

Ethnographic explanations

Technical explanations

Economic explanations

Businesses that support open source software

Platforms that run Linux

Distributions

Major apps

Windows interoperability

Examples in real life

Professional values

Further reading

Some relevant links

Author: Douglas Carnall

Email: dcarnall@bmj.com

Home Page: http://www.carnall.demon.co.uk/

Other information:
First given to TEHRE ("Towards an electronic health record") conference, Cumberland Hotel, London, Tuesday 14 November 2000

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