Yesterday I've had the pleasure to deliver a talk at the #RMLL
/LSM conference about the open source strategy of DARQA. DARQA is an association of quality assurance officers in pharma and healthcare and is very interested in topics like cloud and security. All topics in which open source has a very dominant position. Also, there are quite a number of great open source projects (mostly coming from academic environments) that would be very useful in more generic medical environments. These projects lack the resources to provide qualification documentation on their products and are all too often not considered for broader usage. DARQA aims to help out by providing standardized qualification procedures and offering a range of reference open source applications.+Kolab.org Community
is an advanced groupware product which offers in depth authorization functionality, auditability and traceability of all items in the system, therefor making it very suitable for usage in controlled environments like laboratories. Also the system consists of several generic modules which can easily be reused by other projects to provide a stable and scalable base for their systems. DARQA is specifically looking at Kolab as one of the first projects to take on in the initial product qualification procedures.