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Re: [Gnumed-devel] OpenSource drug database

From: Sebastian Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] OpenSource drug database
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 15:23:12 +0100
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Am Samstag 13 Februar 2010 12:30:28 schrieb Karsten Hilbert:
> > > > Do you need it working or a database dump.
> > > 
> > > A live database would probably be more useful (I wouldn't need/want
> > > the web service, just psql access to the database).
> > > 
> > > Eventually we would want to access that anyway rather than getting
> > > the data out of it and re-integrate it into GNUmed.
> > > 
> > > I imagine it would be worthwhile to piggy-back on the OSCAR drugref
> > > minus the web service.
> > 
> > If it would be of any help I could set up tomcat and run the Update.jsp.
> > That
> > would fill the postgresql database and we could throw away the rest if we
> > don't need it.
> Or not throw it away but simply ignore it and access the database
> directly. That would be of tremendous help, yes.
> Jim did post about the data we are talking about here a few months back.
> I think he also did write about it being Crown Copyright. We should
> want to clarify the licensing status of it were we to make use of
> it for GNUmed.

I have written to their contact address. Let's see. I made it cleat that we 
are not distributing the data but rather provide the tables for it. The user 
is then responsible for downloading the data and putting it into the database.

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