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GPL Medicine: What Medsphere Will Try Next

Fred Trotter on GPLMedicine writes: ‘…Medsphere will release a version of “VistA” under an open source license. The license will probably not be the GPL, since that would mean that they might later have trouble interfacing that code with proprietary modules they might release. Medspheres �release� will be at least 90% standard VistA. Medsphere will take something that is public domain and put it under a FOSS license and say “See, we are open source!!”. They will point to minor improvements (or merely changes) and say, �see we have contributed to the community!� However when a real VistA mumpster takes a look at the release, they will be underwhelmed…’