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    Open Source Pharmaceuticals - New Business Model

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    | Software is not the only field affected by open source; many fields of study
    | and social and political views have been affected by the growth of the
    | concept of open source. Advocates in one field will often support the
    | expansion of open source in other fields, including Linus Torvalds who is
    | quoted as saying, "the future is open source everything."



    Open source synthetic biology

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    | Not everyone within synthetic biology takes the open-source approach, Andrew
    | Hessel, an iGEM consultant who recruits teams from Canadian universities,
    | told me, but the driving force behind it is iGEM and MIT (Rettberg works with
    | renowned hacker-turned-synthetic biologist Tom Knight). Hessel likened the
    | atmosphere to the time when computers were first becoming cheap enough to be
    | affordable by anyone who wanted one, and young, bright kids began to play
    | around with code. * * *



    Biology Goes Open Source

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    | Some of the world's biggest drug companies are finding that
    | their genetic research is worth more to them if they give it away.


    Pharmac publishes directly with open source

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    | The team used Python, libxml/libxslt and TeX, running on Debian GNU/Linux,
    | and the open document standards TeX, XML, MathML, XHTML, and Xlink, says
    | Geering. *


    Red Hat scores Swedish pharmacy contract

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    | Apoteket, the pharmacy network, will convert to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    | running on Intel hardware, Red Hat said. Financial terms of the deal were not
    | disclosed.


    Open Source Research -- the Power of Us

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    | Open source methods have delivered tangible benefits in the computer
    | science community. We describe here efforts to extend these principles
    | to science generally, and in particular biomedical research. Open
    | source research holds great promise for solving complex problems in
    | areas where profit-driven research is seen to have failed. We
    | illustrate this with a specific problem in organic chemistry that
    | we think will be solved substantially faster with an open
    | source approach.


    Our Biotech Future [is Open Source]

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    | Open Source biology could be a powerful tool, giving us access to
    | cheap and abundant solar energy.


    Open-Source Drug Safety?

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    | More than a million Americans take Avandia every year; the risk
    | Glaxo had found would mean thousands of extra heart attacks. But
    | the company argued that the risk only occurred in patients who
    | already had serious heart problems, and that it didn't show up
    | in long-term clinical trials. The FDA made no decision, and no
    | public statement.
    | [...]
    | It's an open source approach to drug safety.


    Open Source Pharmaceuticals - New Business Model

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    | "Open source" as applied to culture defines a culture in which
    | intellectual property is made generally available. Participants
    | in such a culture are able to improve and modify those products
    | and redistribute them back into the community.


    Thailand fed up with high drug prices - minister

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    | "We have thought about this for more than five years. It's long enough,"
    | said Mongkol na Songkhla, who is leading one of the biggest challenges to
    | Big Pharma's patent rights in years.


  2. Re: [News] Open Source Pharmaceuticals, Inspired by Linux

    ____/ [H]omer on Sunday 18 November 2007 09:35 : \____

    > Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
    >> Open Source Pharmaceuticals - New Business Model

    > Good grief! What next, open source oil production?

    Only a couple of days ago:

    Linux helps to squeeze the last drop out of oilfields

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    | So a year ago the company embarked on a project to link five of its Linux
    | clusters - four in Norway and one in Houston, Texas - into a multi-cluster
    | grid using Platform Computing's LSF workload management software.


    > The drive to adopt the "open" paradigm is spreading, and naturally it
    > spreads to the most corrupted industries first, where the need is greatest.

    Most corrupted industries first? I suppose you are right.

    Top secret: Microsoft's $6 billion open source play

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    | This month's announcement by Microsoft to acquire digital marketing
    | services firm aQuantive has revealed little on how the companies
    | will integrate their IT, but inside information indicates the deal
    | may be Redmond's largest commitment to free software.
    | [...]
    | Whether the businesses are complementary or not, Microsoft's integration
    | work will no doubt involve a lot of open source software used by aQuantive.
    | Information available from Atlas' Web site indicates the Internet software
    | company employs extensive use of open source software including Linux,
    | Apache, MySQL, and Solaris.
    | Software engineers at Atlas' Raleigh office do client/server development in
    | C and C++, software maintenance and "scripting", and developing and
    | maintaining custom reporting capabilities.


    It's unofficial: Microsoft bets business on Linux

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    | What the press statement didn't mention is that Aruba mobility
    | controllers run the Linux operating system which Microsoft has
    | aggressively targeted as being inferior to Windows as part of
    | its "Get the Facts" marketing campaign.
    | [...]
    | Pandey's appraisal of Aruba's technology is in stark contrast to
    | Microsoft's "Get the Facts" rhetoric which places Windows as a more secure,
    | and higher-performing choice over Linux.


    Breaking: Newsvine Acquired By Microsoft — What is Microsoft going to do with
    the Linux Hosted site they just bought?

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    | The funny thing is, The site is hosted on Debian Linux...


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