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What to Call the OpenEMR/ClearHealth/FreeMed/MirrorMed Universe?

Linux Apache MySQL PHP server setups are so common that they have their own designation, collectively called ‘LAMP’ applications. It seems that in the United States, the hotbeds of FOSS Electronic Medical Records (EMR)’s activity are falling into two universes: that based upon the VA’s VistA and a consortium of groups using a combination of OpenEMR, ClearHealth, FreeMed, FreeB and MirrorMed which also happen to be LAMP applications. Might there be a term currently to collectively call the latter? Could this apparently thriving community invent one?