Old News Retracted: AAFP Total Sell Out to Microsoft/Proprietary Vendors

Updated/retraction 10/14/03 11:30am: This is OLD NEWS from 2002 and apparently not the current direction of AAFP. This is difficult to discern from the AAFP website because the article has no date on it. Linux Medical News apologizes for the error. In an apparent total sell out to Microsoft and proprietary vendors, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has abandoned their often stated ‘open source’ approach to their member medical record. As detailed in this executive summary, AAFP has ‘partnered’ with Microsoft to identify vendors that meet their specifications which must include using ‘a Microsoft operating system and database (specifically, Windows and SQL Server)’. The vendors listed do not include a single Free and Open Source product.

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