Hacker diagnosed with brain cancer, hacks the closed source report distributing it to the open source community hoping to get some help09/09/2012 Written by SyS64738
This is a somewhat astonishing news, and once again the demonstration that alternative thinking might be the way to solve apparently unsolvable cases.
I just report what was written by the hacker himself on his website.
Can anyone help?
I have a brain cancer.
Yesterday I went to get my digital medical records: I have to show them to many doctors.
Sadly they were in a closed, proprietary format and, thus, I could not open them using my computer, or send them in this format to all the people who could have saved my life.
I cracked them.
I opened them and converted the contents into open formats, so that I could share them with everyone.
Just today I have been able to share the data about my health condition (about my brain cancer) with 3 doctors.
2 of them already replied.
I have been able to do it because the data used open, accessible formats: they have been able to open the files using their computers, their tablets. They have been able to reply from home, on sunday.
I will progressively publish all the replies I will receive, using open formats, so that anyone with my same disease will be able to benefit from the solutions I will find.
This is a CURE. This is my OPEN SOURCE CURE.
This is an open invitation to take part in the CURE.
CURE, in different cultures, means different things.
There are cures for the body, for spirit, for communication.
Grab the information about my disease, if you want, and give me a CURE: create a video, an artwork, a map, a text, a poem, a game, or try to find a solution for my health problem.
Artists, designers, hackers, scientists, doctors, photographers, videomakers, musicians, writers. Anyone can give me a CURE.
Create your CURE using the content which you find in the DATI/DATA section here on this site, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZONE-H.ORG: IF IT MIGHT HAPPEN THAT YOU KNOW ANY DOCTOR WILLING TO CONSIDER THE CASE, PLEASE CONSIDER TO SUBMIT THIS CASE TO HIM .
THANKS A LOT, Roberto “SyS64738” Preatoni
…let’s keep our fingers crossed