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Old 11-13-2006, 12:21 AM   #1
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LXer: Medsphere Betrays Community


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Medsphere Corporation, which claims to be 'the leading supplier of open source software for the healthcare industry' recentlysued its founders, the Shreeve brothers, for releasing company software as Open Source on Sourceforge. The key argument in the lawsuit is whether the Shreeves informed Medsphere CEO Ken Kizer that they intended to release code on sourceforge before doing so. I haveproof that Ken Kizer was informed of the release. Further I have confirmed that Medsphere appears to be suing anyone who downloaded the code from SourceForge for racketeering. I am releasing this information only afterEric Raymond and I have attempted to reach a peaceful resolution with Medsphere.

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