October 27, 2000

Letter to AMA: Open Source medical software is the future

Author: JT Smith

LinuxMedNews posts this letter to the American Medical Association: "The future calls. Opportunity knocks. The song of hope sings: free and open
source medical software may become abundant in the near future and has
the best 1, 2, 3 chance for making the reach of medicine exceed its grasp. It
simply requires leadership in the form of funding, acceptance and
widespread advocacy of these efforts. The seeds of the future are sown, but
it won't change overnight. Generational change is what's occurring. Over
and over again the free and open way has succeeded in the past. While
closed-source efforts have yielded fragmentation, non-existence, or
expensive failure."


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