Free Software in Healthcare
Axel got in contact with Linux end of 1992, while it was still experimental (Kernel 0.9x). Complete migration to S.u.S.E. 5.3 end of the 90's, after is became obvious that the previously used OS/2 has no future. Focus was the use of OpenSource in business and on the Desktop: Next to his 'Linux on a ThinkPad' Website, lauched in 2001 (http://www.axxite.com/brn), SAP's Linux-plans were analyzed (R/3 auf Linux – Vollmundiges Marketing, halbherziger Support, Computerwoche 34/1999) and the experiences made in running the own company on Linux were reported on a Conference (OpenSource meets Business Conference January 2007). Axel is member of the openSUSE project board and maintains various packages, like hylafax+, the Tryton ERP System, GNU Health and the GNU Health Live CD.
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Health is a very special 'good', and it deserves special attention in terms of security and privacy. But what is the reality? This talk gives an overview about the status of free/libre systems in healthcare, the difference in development & procurement compared to proprietary solutions - and how openSUSE supports healthcare software 'the safe way'