LIFOSS - Libre/Free and Open Source Software

Main Objectives

  • to help replicate the success of free/libre and open source projects in the health informatics domain, in particular those within education, research, clinical practice and administration
  • to build a repository of knowledge about free/libre and open source developments of relevance to the health informatics domain
  • to develop an Open Source Market Place
  • to explore the implications of digital rights management, digital signatures, copyright and intellectual property issues
  • to liaise with other organizations and groups with related or similar objectives

Relevant Activities 2016

Activities planned for 2017

Relevant Publications

  • Schmuhl, H., Heinze, O., & Bergh, B. (2013). Use of Open Source Software in Health Care Delivery - Results of a Qualitative Field Study. Contribution of the EFMI LIFOSS Working Group. Yearbook of medical informatics, 8(1), 107–13. Retrieved from