Monday, July 30, 2012

RPV is Open Source

RPV at NHShackday
The computer code behind RPV is 'open source'.  This means that anyone can see, modify, and use it.  There are many examples of successful use of open source approaches in mainstream computing.  Many believe that it could lead to much better, more versatile and rapid coopoerative development of good technology in healthcare.  It could save a load of money too, and prevent healthcare organisations being locked into systems that communicate poorly with other systems.
RPV was one of the projects at nhshackday in April, and will very likely feature again in their planned second meeting in Liverpool in September.
YouTube video about RPV at NHShackday
More on benefits of Open Source. The same more concisely.

3 comments:

Gijs said...

Hello Neil, you write :

> This means that anyone can see,
> modify, and use it; but not
> sell or resell it.

Actually, it is perfectly fine to sell or resell it. But you can't stop the users from selling it, or reselling it.

http://opensource.org/faq#selling

Neil Turner said...

Of course you are right Gijs and I've amended the text accordingly

Neil Turner said...

We're also now ready to offer the service to other specialties.