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  OpenEMR forked?
OpenEMR Posted by Fred Trotter on Thursday February 15, 2007 @ 12:32 AM
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Apparently PossiblityForge has decided to borrow the OpenEMR name. PossiblityForge now owns OpenEMR.net. At the recent SCALE Open Source HealthCare Summit Matthew Excell, CEO of PossibilityForge announced that, amoung other things, OpenEMR was moving to Java. This surprised me as uncharacteristic of the OpenEMR community and the previous OpenEMR direction.

Everything became clear when I contacted the OpenEMR community through OEMR.org here is part of the response I got back.

The PossibilityForge has created a new product that they want to market using the the OpenEMR name. The current OpenEMR project at SourceForge has no intention of moving to Java....What PossibilityForge plans to release is not “the next version” of OpenEMR but a separate product that is being developed behind closed doors with no attempt at openess.

You heard it here first.

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    Re: OpenEMR forked?
    by Darren on Thursday February 15, 2007 @ 08:44 PM
    OpenEMR.net is "Open Source" so I don't understand the comment about "no attempt at openess".
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    • Re: OpenEMR forked?
      by user on Thursday February 15, 2007 @ 10:23 PM
      can you please post a link to the code?
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    Re: OpenEMR forked?
    by Eric Nguyen on Saturday September 01, 2007 @ 09:35 AM

    I was very confused by the openemr.net site until I came across this post. Sadly, the links to various modules that used to be on the site are now dead. The one in particular that I am looking for is a set of ART & PMTCT Forms, as I'm considering OpenEMR as a solution for an HIV pediatrics ward at a hospital here in the Congo. It was originally posted here:


    Does anyone know where I can still obtain this module? Google isn't turning it up.

    I think it's a fine thing for companies to provide service on top of OSS, compliant with the terms of the relevant licenses, but such companies should be good community members, as well. For those at OpenEMR.net, you might consider re-posting the modules developed by the community over the years.

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