GNU Health/FAQ

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Q : Who is behind GNU Health ?

A : GNU Health is from GNU Solidario, a Non-for-Profit, Non-Government-Organization that delivers Health with Free Software . In 2011, the Free Software Foundation adopted GNU Health, and today is an official package of the GNU project . GNU Health belongs to humanity and to public health, at no cost.

Q : What is the license of GNU Health ?

A : GNU Health is licensed under the GNU General Public License, GPL v3 or later.

Q : What is the main site of GNU Health ?

A :

Q : Where can I download GNU Health ?

A : GNU Health is hosted at . You can get the latest version at

Q : I want to get involved in the GNU Health community. Where can I get more information

A : Refer to the Resources section of this Book

Q : On which Operating Systems can GNU Health be installed ?

A : The GNU Health server can be installed in any GNU/Linux and *NIX based systems with a Python' interpreter . Some people have installed GNU Health server on MS Windows. The client can be installed in GNU/Linux systems, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and other *NIX systems, as well as in MS Windows.

Q : What is the software versioning model in GNU Health ?
A : GNU Health uses a sequence-based schema, using the "major.minor.revision" identifiers. GNU Health uses odd minor numbers for development versions, and even minor numbers for stable releases.
For example : 3.16.1 would correspond to a stable release, whereas 2.15.0 would be a development release. Development releases are not meant to be use in productive environments, and they are intended to be use by developers.