lunes, 19 de septiembre de 2011

Tordesillas, España. Año 2011.

Difícil contener las lágrimas ante tanta crueldad y sadismo.

Únicamente personas y políticos carentes de compasión , con un alma realmente enferma pueden permitir y disfrutar estos macabros espectáculos.



Hoy en día, este tipo de eventos son declarados de interés turístico. Ay mi Dios ! Qué sociedad podrida tenemos ... Dónde está la justicia ? O acaso el maltrato animal no está tipificado ? Pareciera que en España hay espacios donde lo macabro y lo sádico está amparado. No entiendo nada.

Por favor, terminemos con esta barbarie de una vez !

Señores políticos, por favor, atiendan el reclamo de la gran mayoría de los ciudadanos e ilegalicen este macabro negocio de las corridas de toros y otros eventos donde se maltratan a los animales. Sean un ejemplo de una sociedad moderna y humanitaria, donde se respetan a todos los animales.

Por último, a ti, lector, no dejes que te invada la desesperanza . Estoy convencido que con tu ayuda tendremos una sociedad más justa y compasiva.

Apoya al PACMA o a otro partido que abiertamente defienda los derechos humanos y de los animales y que condene públicamente el maltrato animal, en su significado más extenso.

GNU Health 1.3.3 released

I'm pleased to announce GNU Health 1.3.3

This version could be considered a milestone in itself, due the major changes and new features:


  • New naming convention of modules and models. From  medical to gnuhealth
  • New installation scripts (setup.py) . 
  • Major improvements in the Laboratory module. Now we have automatic visual alerts, possibility to exclude analytes from the analysis, qualitative and quantitative testing. Contextualize results in the patient status (gender, age, comorbidities ... ).

Screenshot of a sample lab report on GNU Health 1.3.3

As in every new release, bugs are fixed, navigation improved and new features are includes.

Since Health is now part of the official GNU system, the development is hosted at GNU Savannah.

Last but not least...  many thanks to Cedric and Tryton community for getting involved in the GNU Health project !

About GNU Health
GNU Health (formerly known as "Medical") is a free (GPL license), Health and Hospital Information System that provides the following functionality :
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Hospital Information System (HIS)
  • Health Information System
GNU Health is part of GNU Solidario. GNU Solidario is a NGO that delivers education and health to emerging economies with free software.

Main site : health.gnu.org

Governments hosting GNU Health through their portals :

martes, 13 de septiembre de 2011

Otra fiesta de sádicos en Tordesillas

Hace unas horas, los sádicos de Tordesillas han acribillado a "Afligido". Seguramente en estos momentos los asesinos estén regocijándose de la tortura que le han infligido al pobre animal. 

Murió 'Afligido', alanceado en el Toro de la Vega de Tordesillas
Fiesta de sádicos y cobardes en Tordesillas 2011, disfrutando del asesinato

Los sádicos remataron al toro degollándolo con un destornillador... 

Espero realmente que haya justicia de una vez por todas, y a esta gentuza, verdaderos sádicos y asesinos los metan en la cárcel. Esta basura que, de manera colectiva lancea en Tordesillas o que le rompen el cuello a una vaquilla en un encierro popular (ver video) debe ir a la cárcel.


Reportaje de "La Sexta" from PACMA TV on Vimeo.


Lo más grave de todo esto es que tenemos a unos políticos que promueven la tortura y el asesinato de estos animalitos. Con la excusa de la tradición (más bien traición) se comenten estas atrocidades. Todo esto con dinero público. 

Debemos comenzar a luchar de manera activa contra esta barbarie. Como miembro del PACMA sugiero establecer una serie de medidas a debatir, porque ellos, los indefensos, no pueden hacerlo.

La primera que me viene es que no debemos votar a aquel partido político que no denuncie las corridas de toros, y cualquier otro evento donde exista el maltrato animal. Esos partidos no nos representan.

Para más información sobre el alcalde actual de Tordesillas que permite esta barbarie, visiten :


Me quedo esperando justicia y con la frase del gran José Saramago : "Si disfrutas viendo sufrir a un animal, no eres un ser humano, eres un monstruo.". 

domingo, 11 de septiembre de 2011

Break a Spear !

Let's break a spear ! We must stop the brutal killing and sadistic "tradition" of El Toro de la Vega in Tordesillas, Spain.



Spanish politicians, please put Spain into the civilized countries  once for all, and stop the bullfighting, Toro de la Vega and any other event that mistreat the animals.

Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated". Hmm, you can guess the current moral progress of my country then ... I'm confident though that we'll be able to change it !



jueves, 8 de septiembre de 2011

Free Software versus Open Source: Tryton vs Odoo (openERP)

I could write many pages, but it all comes down to one concept: ethics.

When I talk about Free Software, I talk about not only about freedom, but also community and good will from the software author. The latter probably is the most important one.

You write Free Software because you want to contribute to the community. It's an act of social activism. It's about sharing and helping out.

This April I got a mail from Chris Larsen, a doctor working in Rwanda, where he was asking OpenERP the scripts to upgrade to 6.x, since they needed to have the latest Medical version. The response he got was that the scripts were not publicly available anymore. If they wanted to upgrade, they would have to pay a support contract to OpenERP. This is the typical example of a vendor lock-in. They change the rules (even the license) and then the user becomes their prisoner.

That very same day I started the implementation of GNU Health (previously called "medical") in the Tryton platform. Believe me, this was frustrating and it meant a lot of work, but I had to guarantee the future for the health centers.

That effort paid off. Today Health (GNU Health) is an official GNU package (health.gnu.org), the United Nations University has adopted it, and everyday health centers are downloading it from the GNU official site. Obviously, the GNU Health version that today is an official GNU package runs under Tryton, a community-based project.

I just got an email today that a health center in RDC ( Democratic Republic of Congo ) after testing the functionality, will be using GNU Health under Tryton.

Open Source has become the refuge for some speculators, who apply digital lock-ins, by, for example, not releasing the upgrade scripts. This is not fair. It's not ethical. It's not thinking about the community. It's being selfish and greedy. Lastly, it's not respecting the underlying software.

OpenERP and Tryton need Python, Postgresql and GNU/Linux. If Python or Postgresql would impose a support contract fee to be able to upgrade, they would not exist. So, none of us have the right to break the evolution chain. 

So, a word of advice . Make sure you use Free Software. This is more than just a license. They should be community-based projects.

Some signs of warning to keep in mind : Avoid software that has a "buy" link instead of a "download", or "1 month free". Those are signs of vendor lock-in strategies. Also, be wary of "Commercial Open Source", projects, led by private corporations. They are usually there only for their money and don't care about you. 

If you are a programmer, you can - and you should - make money from Free Software. You can make a good income by giving training sessions and implementing your software. Free Software is both ethical and a great way of making your living !

As the author of GNU Health, and as the president of GNU Solidario, my commitment is to the community and the underprivileged, so rest assured that I will always suggest you the best environment for your health center. Now that GNU Health is an official GNU package, our mission is supported and backed up by the Free Software Foundation and the United Nations.