WHO moving towards more Open licenses - Essential Medicines List

28 February, 2020

WHO has just released an online version of the Essential Medicines List and it is under a CC BY 3.0 IGO license (a true open license).

https://list.essentialmeds.org/licencing

Congrats to all who made this happen and hope to see more content from WHO under real open licenses soon. For example would be great to get coronavirus content under an open license. I have been asking over the last few weeks with no success yet...

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James Heilman

MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian

HIFA profile: James Heilman is a Wikipedian and works with Wiki Project Med Foundation, a charity whose mission is to make clear, reliable, comprehensive, up-to-date educational resources and information in the biomedical and related social sciences freely available to all people in the language of their choice. He is an Emergency Room Physician in Cranbrook, British Columbia, and a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia. jmh649 AT gmail.com