Nominations Open for 2006 Linux Medical News Freedom Award

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 29, 2006 12:43 AM EDT; By Ignacio H. Valdes, MD, MS
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Nominations are officially open for the 6th annual Linux Medical News Freedom Award to be presented at the November 11th-15th AMIA Fall conference in Washington, D.C. Deadline for entries is July 30th, 2006. This is NOT a officially sponsored event of AMIA. Free and open source software isn't 'magic pixie dust' and there are people making significant personal sacrifices as well as doing difficult work to make medicine's free software future a reality.

This award is intended to honor the individul or project who has accomplished the most towards the goal of improving medical education and practice through free/open source medical software. The award winner is chosen by a panel of judges. Past recipients have been Tim Cook, K.S. Bhaskar -- Fidelity Information Services, Inc., Thomas Beale -- Ocean Informatics, Fred Trotter -- Synseer, MirrorMed and the FreeB project, Joseph Dalmolin of WorldVistA and e-cology.

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