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Requesting WHO to Consider the Use of an Open License

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One of the major stumbling blocks to achieving health information for all is the lack of use of open licenses by all those working to achieve this goal.

Thus we from Wiki Project Med Foundation recently sent the following letter to the World Health Organization requesting that they consider moving to open licensing of their content.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
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James Heilman
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James Heilman is a Wikipedian and works with Wiki Project Med Foundation, a charity whose mission is to make clear, reliable, comprehensive, up-to-date educational resources and information in the biomedical and related social sciences freely available to all people in the language of their choice. He is an Emergency Room Physician in Cranbrook, British Columbia, and a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia. jmh649 AT

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