Dear Art and LibreHealth,
We are guests in your house and will follow your code of conduct and maintain respect and I assume the hosts will do the same. Since this is your forum, you obviously have every right to remove or reorganize the posts.
Note Robert is simply a genuine and passionate health care worker whom has made many positive contributions to the project. And I am Brady Miller whom also am a passionate health care worker, and am the co-administrator of the OpenEMR project and the Executive Director of the OEMR non-profit organization. And I also realize Art is also very passionate and also works in the medical field making a positive impact on many peoples lives.
My above roles are why I delivered the letter to your community in as open a way as possible.(note I tried to send Michael a message yesterday with my intentions to post the letter, however, being a newbie on this forum platform, I think I may of mistakenly sent the message to myself and am sorry for that)
This is not about an unwillingness to collaborate with you or others in the health IT space in the spirit of innovation and open source; the OpenEMR community has been doing this for years and, notably, some code has been shared across OpenEMR and your product in both directions. And we will continue to do this.
This is also not a legal discussion, but rather an ethical discussion.
Librehealth’s marketing material and press release will lead reasonable people to falsely believe that the OpenEMR community supports your product and is joining your product. Your product is based off an outdated fork of OpenEMR and because of the community’s commitment to excellence in our product, we do not support your fork or your marketing. And we think it is unfair, ingenuine, and dishonest to make it appear otherwise.
We are not asking you to stop developing your product. The OpenEMR community is simply requesting that you stop misleading the public with your marketing.