[EpiData-list] When do we have open source of EpiData?

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Thu Sep 9 12:12:53 CDT 2010

Thanks for your interesting response, Jens Lauritsen:

I also can have the patience to wait. Maybe I can help fulfilling the
open source or free as in freedom initiative. I'll try to help in the
version testings and I'll try to upload some examples that I had
worked with some institutions.

By the way, what license is planned to guide EpiData as an open or
free software on 2011? Have your team thought about the third version
of the GPL license or the classic BSD?


2010/9/5  <epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca>:
>  A good question from  Omar Bautista González regards release of source code
> for EpiData software:
> The release as open-source is part of the current re-writing strategy. The
> release will happen after complete rewriting expected to be completed in
> 2011.
> The reason for waiting to that time is that we want to have the ability of
> changing principles until all of the expected functionality has been
> attained. One could argue that by releasing earlier we could get assistance
> from a number of open-source programmers. This could be true, but would also
> necessitate more coordination work to ensure that the quality of released
> parts was sufficiently high. Just small errors introduced in crucial core
> parts would render the software useless. I found during the development
> until now, that it is crucial for securing adherence to simplicity,
> precision and current EpiData principles that few experienced people are
> involved.
> In other words, have patience and your wish will be fulfilled.
> It would be interesting for the development if you and other users described
> typical usage and posted these as examples, which could be included via
> links from the examples site (www.epidata.dk/examples.php) or other web
> site.
> regards Jens Lauritsen
> EpiData Association
> On 05-09-2010 22:33, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
>> Hello:
>> I want to know when we have released for the public the source code of
>> EpiData? I see on the web page of EpiData that this initiative is part
>> of the interesting strategy. By the way I'm using EpiData because of
>> that, along with other reasons like the low resources of hardware
>> demanding to execute it.
>> Regards,
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Omar Bautista González
- Coordinador de Investigación para el Desarrollo,
Diseño, Monitoreo y Evaluación
Visión Mundial República Dominicana
- Colaborador en investigación social del movimiento del software
libre en República Dominicana

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