Core product and API
The core iotaMed product will be published as open source after release.
You can easily follow the evolution or, if you wish, create a fork for your own extensions. It is
entirely up to you if you want to feed your extensions and improvements back into the main project, but we'd
appreciate if you offered to do so. The APIs we define and use, and the file formats, including the documentation, are also open sourced.
The idea is to promote use of the same APIs across the iotaMed range of products and any products, open source or not,
developed by other companies, intended to work against the same information sets. This way, we create
a market where a number of vendors can each provide best-of-breed solutions, while legacy EMR system vendors will
only need to provide a single set of functional APIs.
Tools and custom applications
We will create a number of customer specific tools, and even management tools related to
iotaMed that will not be open source or free. None of these products
will be essential to enable another vendor to sell iotaMed related applications. All of these products will be open to
competition from others. We really don't intend to create a lock-in to some proprietary product and we will do
our utmost to prevent others from doing the same. This architecture and market needs to remain open and
competitive to become really useful.