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 42 weeks ago
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7 years 42 weeks 3 days 8 hours 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.