The EHR Collaborative Final Report is out. Free and Open Source are mentioned on page 16 ‘The two things that will kill implementation of this standard are cost and user interface, neigher of which were addressed today. The cost issue can be addressed by making these standards completely free, transparent, down to the nth degree of granularity, and then supporting free open source development of the functional components. This can work with the vendors, not against them.’ and 48 ‘Implement quality issues with free and open source public domain software or database.’ I think I can take credit for the comment on page 48, but it bears only a little resemblence to what I actually said. Oh well. Would anyone like to take credit for page 16?