Open-source software is not charity. The development and maintenance of Orthanc is funded by companies who need new features or support to run their business and who recognize the value of Free Software.
At Osimis, we provide different types of services around Orthanc:
Many Orthanc features were actually requested and funded by external companies. As the main developers of Orthanc, we are certainly the best suited to develop these features.
Besides Osimis who has funded most of the recent developments, here are a few examples of features that have been funded by our industrial customers:
Besides implementing new features in Orthanc as open-source code, we can also help you write scripts/plugins that are specific to your use cases and that can therefore remain proprietary.
Note that Osimis is also currently finalizing its Stone of Orthanc library. With that library, Osimis will be able to deliver customized Web DICOM Viewers that can be embedded in a web application. This service will be available by Q4 2020.
Osimis provides 5 plugins in order to run Orthanc and store data by the main cloud providers.
These plugins are available as free and open-source software. However, the binaries are only delivered to companies who have subscribed to a support contract. This is a way for us to ensure that companies relying on Orthanc for storing critical medical data receive the support they need. We also believe that the cloud providers should not be the only one getting money from you 😉. Of course, if you still want to use these plugins without subscribing to a support contract, we provide compile instructions so that you can build the binaries by yourself.
Note that the PostgreSQL and MySQL plugins can also be used in cloud environments. Since these servers are open-source as well, Osimis does not restrict the access to their binaries.
Osimis employees are very active on the Orthanc users group which is a great source of support. However, in this forum, we can only provide generic responses and there's no guarantee of service.
That's why we also provide support contracts in which we can really spend time with you analyzing your particular problems, discussing the best options for your applications. By purchasing such a support contract, you also get access to the cloud plugins (cf. above).
Note that the Osimis support packs are mainly targeted at Software developers/integrators. Hospital ITs are encouraged to look at our integrated Lify platform. Other users such as small doctor practices are invited to check this list of professionals who can also provide assistance with Orthanc setup and configuration, hopefully in their time zone and language.
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We can assist you in integrating Orthanc within your environment:
Developing new features in Orthanc or in one of its plugins is not covered by the support contract and is priced on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for a quote if you have a specific task in mind.
Your support contract grants you 30h of support every year. Hours that are not consumed within the year are not moved to the next year. Instead, we'll use that time (and money) to improve Orthanc.
The Orthanc ecosystem is open-source and free to use. However, because of the licenses used in the ecosystem (GPLv3 and AGPLv3), if you modify Orthanc, one of its plugins or write a new plugin, you might have to either release your code publicly or purchase a commercial license that will allow you to keep your code proprietary.
Licensing is a very complex topic that is discussed in details in the orthanc-book. If you still have doubts or are willing to purchase a commercial license, feel free to contact us.
To buy support packs for Orthanc or get information about dual-licenses, please send an e-mail to address:
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