Orthanc

COLLECTIVE

We maintain the Orthanc DICOM server eco-system.

Estimated Monthly Budget
€2,416
0.5 FTE maintainer
€5,600
per month
Today's Balance
€10,927.48

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Financial Contributions

Recurring contribution
Backer

If you're a freelance developer or a medical doctor using Orthanc, support us with a monthly donation to help us continue our activities.

Starts at€10 EUR / month

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Recurring contribution
Sponsor

If you're a software development company or a clinic using Orthanc, support us with a monthly donation to help us continue our activities.

Starts at€150 EUR / month

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+ 2
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Projects

Support the following initiatives from Orthanc.

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Adaptation of our build processes in order to distribute Orthanc executables for the Apple M1 pro...

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Carpl.AI

2,000 EUR since Feb 2022

2
Oak-Tree Engineering

1,000 EUR since Feb 2022

3
James Manners

1,000 EUR since Feb 2022

4
Benjamin Golinvaux

600 EUR since Feb 2022

5
Martin Stenzel

222.2 EUR since Apr 2022

6
Roland Talanow

200 EUR since Feb 2022

7
Viv Barrett

150 EUR since Apr 2022

8
Mathieu Ficara

150 EUR since Apr 2022

9
Mohannad Hussain

145 EUR since Feb 2022

10
Bart Hanssens

50 EUR since Feb 2022

11
simonmd

50 EUR since Feb 2022

12
Chris Haarburger

50 EUR since Feb 2022

13
Diego Victor de Jesus

20 EUR since Apr 2022

Organizations

1
CH Studio

16,000 EUR since Feb 2022

Orthanc is all of us

Our contributors 18

Thank you for supporting Orthanc.

CH Studio

€16,000 EUR

Carpl.AI

sponsor

€2,000 EUR

Oak-Tree Engi...

sponsor

€1,000 EUR

James Manners

sponsor

€1,000 EUR

Benjamin Goli...

sponsor

€600 EUR

Martin Stenzel

backer

€222 EUR

Roland Talanow

backer

€200 EUR

Viv Barrett

sponsor

€150 EUR

Mathieu Ficara

sponsor

€150 EUR

Mohannad Hussain

backer

€145 EUR

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Orthanc (backer)

Credit from Roland Talanow to Orthanc

+€50.00EUR
Completed
Contribution
Monthly financial contribution to Orthanc (sponsor)

Credit from Benjamin Golinvaux to Orthanc

+€150.00EUR
Completed
Contribution
-€3,500.00 EUR
Paid
Invoice #74725
Today’s balance

€10,927.48 EUR

Total raised

€18,628.27 EUR

Total disbursed

€7,700.79 EUR

Estimated annual budget

€28,995.85 EUR

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News from Orthanc

Updates on our activities and progress.

Orthanc Explorer 2 is out !

Dear Orthanc community, Orthanc Explorer 2 plugin 0.2.1 is now available, adding a new User Interface to Orthanc. The documentation is available in the...
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Published on May 14, 2022 by Alain Mazy

New releases

Dear Orthanc Community, Several new releases are available! Orthanc 1.11.0 is now available, adding mainly the ability to store...
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Published on May 10, 2022 by Alain Mazy

Orthanc project status as of February 2022 - and why we are on OpenCollective

Dear Orthanc Community, As many of you have observed, the activity of Osimis around the Orthanc ecosystem has reduced in Q3 and Q4 2021. I would like to inform you about the current project situation and tell you about my plans for the futu...
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Published on February 4, 2022 by Alain Mazy

About



First a very quick history of Orthanc and its maintainers:
  • 2011 : Sébastien Jodogne created and developed Orthanc alone while working at the University Hospital of Liège – Belgium (CHUL).
  • 2015 : Together with myself (Alain Mazy) and other stakeholders, Sébastien founded Osimis to provide professional services around or on top of Orthanc, as well as to propose certified products that can be deployed within US/EU hospitals.
  • 2021 : Both Sébastien and I left the Osimis management team. Sébastien became professor at University of Louvain – Belgium (UCLouvain) and I went back to freelancing as a Software Developer.

The situation in February 2022 is as follows:
  • Osimis has decided to reduce its support to Orthanc development and focus on AI integration.  Therefore, I’m willing to find a new sustainability model for the Orthanc eco-system.
  • Sébastien continues to develop Orthanc for research and teaching purposes as part of his work at the University, and to maintain the project according to the mission statement of the Orthanc project: “Share technical knowledge about medical imaging.”
  • I will maintain Orthanc with a focus on general community users like software vendors integrating Orthanc in their apps or users running Orthanc as a small PACS.
  • Osimis is still providing the build/hosting infrastructure for the Orthanc project and is funding me a few days a month to keep the project active from an industrial point of view.
  • The Orthanc IP belongs to CHUL – Osimis – UCLouvain and this will remain.  Although this hinders accepting external contributions, this situation is currently fine for the maintainers. Should the project sustainability require it, the maintainers would have the opportunity to fork the project to make sure it keeps going forward. A fork is annoying for everyone, users and maintainers, so it is best to stay away from it.

Unfortunately, with only a few days funded each month, I do not have enough time to create real new features in Orthanc or to effectively maintain it.

Therefore, I am calling for the community to help fund the Orthanc project and mutualize the development cost between as many backers/sponsors/donators as possible.

If you are a Medical Doctor using Orthanc in your daily activity or a freelancer providing Orthanc support, remember that you have paid for your desk or your printer but, so far, you have probably not paid anything for Orthanc. If you think Orthanc is as important to your business as your desk or your printer, then feel free to become a backer of the Orthanc project on Open Collective.

If you are a small clinic using Orthanc in your daily activity, a software company that is integrating Orthanc in its solution, remember that you have paid for your X-Ray, office coffee machine or cloud infrastructure but, so far, you have probably not paid anything for Orthanc. If you think Orthanc is as important to your business as your X-Ray, your office coffee machine or your cloud infrastructure then feel free to become a sponsor of the Orthanc project on Open Collective.

My first goal in funding is to reach 5.600 EUR a month in order to pay 80h a month to maintainers so as to get back to more regular bug fixes, new features, and community support!

Note that, when contributing financially to a free and open-source project, you are not hiring the maintainers for your own needs. You are invited to suggest new features and request bug fixes, but the maintainers are driving the development and roadmap, trying to accommodate the needs of the whole community. 

Thanks a lot for your support.

Alain

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