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Judy Gichoya, Doctor & Developer of LibreHealth, Asks You to Support Conservancy

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Judy Gichoya, Doctor & Developer of LibreHealth, Asks You to Support Conservancy

by Bradley M. Kuhn on December 31, 2017

About a year ago, we announced the joining of a newly formed project, LibreHealth, as a Conservancy member project. This year, I had the opportunity to meet, at various conferences, Judy Gichoya, who is a medical doctor specializing in Radiology from Kenya, and is also a software developer on the LibreHealth project. Your browser does not support the element. Perhaps you can or .

Judy represents so much about why we at Conservancy continue to fight for software freedom: we foster technology that everyone can examine, improve, and share, and allow people from different backgrounds — including geographically, professionally and culturally — to come together to make that technology better.

Invariably, every time I go to a doctor's office here in the USA, the staff complains (or makes an excuse) for the proprietary software they use to handle my medical data. My colleague, Karen Sandler, has researched and spoken extensively about the health dangers of proprietary software on medical devices. LibreHealth is one of many projects which seeks to solve some of these problems by creating more medical-related software that gives doctors and patients the software freedom they deserve.

Judy recorded this video to ask you to become a Supporter of Conservancy. On this last day of 2017, we all ask you to donate generously to help our work continue!


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“[...] On this last day of 2016 [...]”

2016? =)

JanKusanagi at 2017-12-31T21:06:23Z

it's probably a secret reference to the 2016 coup in Brazil.  2017 was much of the same, and 2018 isn't expected to be much different.  2016 part III :-(
but, whatever, I still wish a happy gnu year to all

Alexandre Oliva at 2017-12-31T23:31:14Z