[okfn-discuss] Medpedia

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Sat Feb 21 00:07:28 UTC 2009

I just added Medpedia to CKAN:


It looks really interesting - and its under GFDL. Also wrote to them
asking if they plan to introduce bulk download facility. They've added
it to their list!




    The Medpedia Project is a long-term, worldwide project to evolve a
new model for sharing and advancing knowledge about health, medicine
and the body among medical professionals and the general public. This
model is founded on providing a free online technology platform that
is collaborative, interdisciplinary and transparent. Read more about
the model.

    Users of the platform include physicians, consumers, medical and
scientific journals, medical schools, research institutes, medical
associations, hospitals, for-profit and non-profit organizations,
expert patients, policy makers, students, non-professionals taking
care of loved ones, individual medical professionals, scientists, etc.

    As Medpedia grows over the next few years, it will become a
repository of up-to-date unbiased medical information, contributed and
maintained by health experts around the world, and freely available to
everyone. The information in this clearinghouse will be easy to
discover and navigate, and the technology platform will expand as the
community invents more uses for it.

    In association with Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of
Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Medical School and other leading global health organizations, Medpedia
will be a commons for the gathering of the information and people
critical to health care. Many organizations have united to support The
Medpedia Project. See the Record of Merit.


Terms of Use page states:

    Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Medpedia grants free
access to the Content in the wiki section of Medpedia, which is
licensed to you and the public under the GNU Free Documentation
License (GFDL)The Content may be copied, modified and redistributed so
long as the new version grants the same freedoms to others and
acknowledges the Medpedia Editor community as the author of the
article. A prominent direct link back to the article satisfies this

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

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