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Karen Sandler , Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, recently gave a talk at OSCON 2011 explaining why free software is critical on implantable medical devices. (Sandler has a defibrillator.) She's wants the FDA to collect and examine the source code used in such devices, and make the code publicly available. Should people have the right to examine the source code of medical devices implanted in their bodies?

Karen Sandler , Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, recently gave a talk at OSCON 2011...

With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money , it seems as if an awareness of the high cost of the outmoded, traditional patent system is finally creeping into the mainstream.

With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money , it seems as if an...

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