Fred Trotter, advocate of open source for health care , has tried to help out Medsphere which is having a nasty dispute with its founders Scott and Steven Shreeves. This is long and complex, but if you’re interested read this one first then this less happy one — Medsphere betrays community
Fred is particularly concerned because Medsphere is seen as the leading open source health care company. Fred believes (probably rightly) that if Medsphere is seen either not to be able to hold a rational open source model together or to be betraying the open source model, then open source in health care is probably dead.
UPDATE: Dmitriy writes in to say "I know, for a fact, that a "well known HIT infrastructure firm"
decided to not pursue MedSphere for a partnership because of this mess.
As a company MedSphere is done – who in their right mind will
contribute to their project? But I have no doubts that other flavors of
VistA, under better stewardship have bright future."