"Our sensitive and private health information belongs to us!"
IMO, exact same thing goes for our own DNA information as part of those pay-to-play testing and diagnoses kits requiring us to mail out our cell-tissue samples for remote analyses.
"It should not be put into large proprietary software and servers"
Furthermore, Who really knows **all** the hands our individual DNA information are passing thru and what foreign "software and servers" are ultimately owning, storing and leveraging (marketing? blackmailing?) our cumulative DNA information?? 😠
People have tried to stick FOSS in UK's infrastructure for ages. Some have said managers allowed it only as a bargaining tool to get Microsoft to lower the per-machine price on licences.
Still, I'm seeing movement, and hope to see it in my lifetime:
One good sign is that currently I'm in Serbia, and a number of machines already run LXDE.
@gnupropaganda trying to achieve this goals working into the goverment health systems.. And os really hard top achieve.
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