Love to hear how the idea of Open Source software is starting to trickle down into politics. Asking a private company to create a proprietary product that is used to collect health information is like asking a private company to create a proprietary product that collects votes – and we all know how well that went (and continues to go).
When are people going to wise up? Just because the code is available doesn’t mean it is inherently worthless.
Of course I understand that there are many other factors to take into consider, including pockets to be lined, palsm to be greased, jobs to be saved 9and lost), etc. Ain’t capitalism grand?!