Nominations Open for 2007 Linux Medical News Freedom Award

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jul 25, 2007 9:44 PM EDT
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Nominations are officially open for the 6th annual Linux Medical News Freedom Award to be presented at the November 10th-14thAMIA Fall conference at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Deadline for entries is August 24th, 2007. This is NOT a officially sponsored award or event of AMIA. This award is co-sponsored by theIMIA Open Source Working Group. Free and open source software isn't 'magic pixie dust'. 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 individual 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/e-cology and Will Ross of Mendocino Informatics.

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