Thursday, October 6, 2011

10 open source projects that could really use a donation ...

GNU Health in the best 10 free software projects !

September 29, 2011, 1:12 PM PDT
Takeaway: Even a small donation can go a long way toward providing support for these deserving open source projects.
In my recent post The importance of donating to open source projects (and a giveaway), I called for donations to one of my favorite open source projects, Bohdi Linux. I also ran a poll to see where members stand as far as donating to open source is concerned (Figure A). After I wrote that post, I realized there were many other outstanding open source projects that deserved a bit of attention. So I thought I would take a moment to list 10 projects I feel could use a little help. These projects range in target audience and scope — I wanted to cover as much ground as possible. Certainly, some of the projects listed are more in need than others, but each of them could use a bit of financial support.
4: GNU Health
There are a couple of open source tools for hospitals, but GNU Health is one of the finest. With this application, hospitals get a strong focus in both family and primary health care, as well as on socioeconomics (housing conditions, substance abuse, etc.), prescriptions, billing, and patient genetic and hereditary risks. GNU Health offers an outstanding patient records section, along with imaging, appointments, and much, much more.
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