The Debian Med project serves as a common platform for all Free Software that may be utilised in medical care. Tools developed in computational biology are just a part of it because they are an important brick in medical sciences.

The contributors to Debian Med aim at providing the best possible platform for medical work. The freedom of users to apply those technologies for local needs, e.g. new scientific problems or particular regulations in health care, are intrinsically connected with that prime ambition. The Debian Free Software Guidelines match those nicely and are applicable across platforms.

Debian is open. It welcomes new members, welcomes new packages and shares its developments across platforms.


Andreas Tille 2010-12-10