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“It is a great day for Free Software. It is a great day for Public Health”.
That was my response to Richard’s announcement about making GNU Health an official GNU package.

Being an official GNU package means that it’s Free Software, in the widest sense of the term. Means that is not only freely available, but it provides freedom to the user, and it has no digital locks.

In Healthcare, this concept is even more important. Health and Hospital Information Systems must be a public good, that don’t depend on the will of a corporation. They must be free of any type of lock-ins. So, the user that has the software will be able to use it, adapt it, and upgrade it when needed.

That’s why we chose Tryton  as the GNU Health framework environment.A community-based project free of speculators.

I want to thank Richard Stallman and the GNU project, especially Karl Berry,  for including GNU Health, and helping us out in the registration process.

Finally, we are changing the official download sites. We will be hosting the GNU Health archives at :

The European Open Source Observatory and Repository
The GNU Savannah

For more information, please check the GNU Health homepage at www.gnuhealth.org

About GNU Health

GNU Health (formerly known as “Medical”) is a free (GPL license), Health and Hospital Information System that provides the following functionality :
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Hospital Information System (HIS)
  • Health Information System
GNU Health is part of GNU Solidario. GNU Solidario is a NGO that delivers education and health to emerging economies with free software.
Main site : www.gnuhealth.org
Governments hosting GNU Health through their portals :