Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 12:06:16 -0700
Reply-To: PaulOK <nancynpaul-sasl@YAHOO.COM>
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From: PaulOK <nancynpaul-sasl@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: An OS3A OS Clinical Trial Reporting System?
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Hello Roland and others,
I have been mulling over your posts from about a month ago on “An Open
Source Clinical Reporting System” and the follow-on posts on
validating the clinical trials and utility macros you have written. I
would like to make some more general comments on organizing open
source projects and comment on the validation process and tools in a
I would like to capture your comments and my response in a forum of
the Open Source SAS® Software Applications (OS3A) SourceForge project
so they are available for future reference and additional comments
could be made by future developers who may join the OS3A project.
Simply cross-posting to the SAS-L has the disadvantage in that it will
likely generate spam in the OS3A SourceForge forums. In order to
inform the SAS-L of new messages, I will post a summary on the SAS-L
and provide a link to the more detailed message on SourceForge.
To catch up on the messages (http://tiny.cc/OSSClinical) posted on
September 20-22, here are my comments on several topics:
1. We should avoid the label ‘open source’ in referring to the Spectre
and utility macros you have posted on the web.
2. Others have also called for an open source clinical trial data
3. There are already at least three open source clinical trial systems
available on the web.
4. What does it take for a successful FOSS project?
Continue reading the message on SourceForge/OS3A by following this
Secretary, Pacific Northwest SAS Users Group
Project Manager, Open Source SAS® Software Applications Program