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[Gnumed-devel] Concerted effort for a GNU/Linux distribution for the med

From: Sebastian Hilbert
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Concerted effort for a GNU/Linux distribution for the medical profession
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:51:44 +0100
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Hi all,

There is one thing most of us have in common. It is the wish or goal to create 
a computer operating system tailored to the needs of medical professionals , 
biochemists physiotherapists and many more.

We all like free software. Recently a number of groups have formed to tackle 
the same problem.

There is

- the Fedora special interest group
- the openSUSE medical group
- the Debian-med group
- the linuxforclinics project

While diversification is natural it splits resources as well. As a software 
developer and release manager for GNUmed I kindly ask anyone active in these 
groups to stand together and get it started.

As a first project I propose work on the distribution independent artwork.
Please create 

a) a boot splash screen that looks adequate for a business, healthcare setting
b) a wallpaper that reflect the healthcare setting (please no red cross and if 
possible no people in white coats or the like) Be creative.

If you can please get artwork communities involved. Post to their forums. Make 
the aware of the effort. Thanks.

As for the infrastructure:
I know that Debian-med has a subversion repository which could host such 
things. I recommend agianst starting another mailing list just yet. There is 
one each for all projects already.

As Andreas from Debian med put it. The goal is to refrain from starting yet 
another distribution but instead be better then what is there so your work 
will be the natural choice.

Your help is greatly appreciated. 

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