GNU Free Call Receives Award for Best eHealth Solution using Free Software

Mar 24, 2011

The award for best eHealth solution using Free Software is awarded to Haakon Eriksen and David Sugar who received 100,000 Norwegian kroner (17,500 USD) on behalf of the GNU Free Call project from Driv Inkubator and the Norwegian Competence Center for Open Source during the GoOpen Conference this week.

"It is often a challenge to provide basic humanitarian and medical care in stressed environments," said David Sugar the Project Architect for the GNU Free Call Project in his blog post about receiving the Driv Inkubator Award. "Medical personal need to communicate, and to do so privately with regard to the dignity of their patients In times of national emergency the communications infrastructure is often broken, and our goal is to address this through the development and deployment of self-organizing mesh calling networks."

The 4th Annual GoOpen Conference took place this week on March 22nd and 23rd, 2011 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo, Norway. GoOpen is a publicly funded about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) conference which focuses on the sharing, reuse and cooperation of FOSS in the Norwegian public sector and it was at the GoOpen Conference where the GNU Free Call project received the Driv Inkubator Award.

The GNU Free Call project is a project designed to develop and deploy secure self-organized communication services worldwide which uses open standard SIP protocol and GNU SIP Witch to create secured peer-to-peer mesh calling networks.

More information on this award, GNU Free Call and the GoOpen conference can be found on the GoOpen website.

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