On Mar 24, 2006, at 9:44 PM, Rod Roark wrote: > I repeat: NOBODY will pay thousands for certification of Free > Software. They will use it because they already believe in it.
Rod, I have been following the CCHIT process. I do not consider CCHIT to be biased against open source. I think competing on a level playing field for a fair, tough, industry standard certification is good idea. The cost is trivial. If an open source project cannot produce a coherent release candidate and collectively finance its certification by CCHIT, then that open source project has not scaled up to be a credible package for real clinical situations where lives may hang in the balance. I also think it is a disservice to the open source definition to propose a dumbed down parallel open source certification process. I have no plans to pitch physicians on on software they can "believe" in. I want solid open source code that can be equally certified by CCHIT alongside NextGen, Centricity, Allscripts, et. al. I see a huge marketing advantage for open source to stand up, get certified, and start taking business away from the proprietary vendors. With best regards, [wr] - - - - - - - - will ross project manager mendocino informatics 216 west perkins street, suite 206 ukiah, california 95482 usa 707.272.7255 [voice] 707.462.5015 [fax] www.minformatics.com - - - - - - - - "Getting people to adopt common standards is impeded by patents." Sir Tim Berners-Lee - - - - - - - - Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/openhealth/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/