[Gllug] Linux projects involvement
mark at markpreston.co.uk
Wed Jul 24 21:03:20 UTC 2002
On Mon, 2002-07-22 at 23:09, Alex Gonzalez wrote:
> I am considering getting involved in an open source project which
> a) interests me enough
> b) needs someone with my skills( c/c++, networking protocols, comms,
> real-time, drivers...)
> c) possibly involving some local developers
> Does anyone know of any sourceforge or similar interesting project in
> need of help?
I'm involved in a pretty "clueless" sort of way with the OIO (Open
Infrastructure for Outcomes) project
which aims to produce a sort of universal online medical history. The idea
is, basically, to eventually arrive at a situation where a patient can allow
various clinicians access to their medical notes as required. Eventually this
could mean that your medical records could become available in any language,
as required, anywhere in the world, almost instantly via the internet.
Hopefully this would lead to improved patient care and less unnecessary
duplication of record details/ investigations.
This project is in it's infancy at present and needs all the help it can get.
I enjoy being a part of it, and I particularly like the way the Project
Manager Professor Andrew Ho nearly always answers any questions in a polite
and friendly manner. The techniques being applied could have uses in other
areas as well. The project uses mostly Linux, Zope DTML, Python scripts,
PostgreSQL, and and outputs the metadata and data as XML. The main
contributors to the project come from Russia, America and Sri Lanka.
Regards from Mark Preston
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