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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: GNUmed install made easy - maybe

From: Adrian Midgley
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: GNUmed install made easy - maybe
Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 11:44:42 +0100

On Sat, 2005-09-17 at 18:47 +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:

> IMHO an end user should ask a service company to install his box with the
> software he needs (at least for practice management systems).  

This implies - demands - an ecology of such companies.

In the UK, and to a degree in mainland Europe we now have the Open
Source COnsortium, who would be a suitable source of such companies.

I'm a contact for them and on the mailing lists.

In the UK there is the National COmputing Centre, in Manchester, which
among other things maintains a testing lab for public bodies.  These are
specifically local government bodies - city and county councils - but
health orgs can get in under sponsorship from one of them which would
not be impossible to arrange.

I have a contact at NCC... 

So the task, whcih is part of productionising the system, and therefore a 
background task but one that needs to not be put off forever, is to construct 
that ecology, which implies making it easy for a company to discover what they 
need to know about installing and supporting the software, and the users.

This is I think subtly different from producing an easy install for an only 
slightly experienced user.

It is also a large task.

Adrian Midgley

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