The Veterans Affairs Department sees advantages in using open-source software to modernize its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) system, but it anticipates several problems if it takes that step. The VA issued a request for information Aug. 11 asking for industry to deal with anticipated concerns related to open-source development for VistA. The request follows a recommendation from an Industry Advisory Council working group in May 2010 that the VA create an open-source development program to update VistA. VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker has invited the group to submit advice on modernizing VistA.

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Created by gumbi lives 7 years 21 weeks ago
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7 years 21 weeks 38 min 50 sec ago


Wrong name!

Use open source, or better still, Free Software, by all means, but for pete's sake don't call it vista, that means something that doesn't work.