Response to ZDnet article on Medsphere

Dana Blankenhorn has posted an article regarding my claim that Medsphere has betrayed the community on ZDnet. Is Medsphere taking it back, is a great article overall, but its conclusion is terrible. From the article: Medsphere�s board probably feels it was a Little Red Hen, doing all the work for a lazy community�s profit.

In his defense, Dana is one of many people who do not understand that Medspheres business model relies entirely on the community-built VistA codebase. Given its current actions, this makes Medsphere alot more like a “slimy brown leech” than a “little red hen”. Still I am glad to see that the mainstream blogs are starting the pick this up. It is important for Medspheres board to see that this issue will only get bigger and bigger, as it recieves more publicity.

Fred Trotter

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