REMITT in Debian, Re: Debian packaging for FreeMED and REMITT
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Jeff wrote:
> > It was more of a complete rewrite than a successor to FreeB. The idea
> > is basically the same (split off the billing engine), but the
> > architecture is far more advanced.
> Sounds great to me. So I guess FreeB would be more or less replace
> FreeB, right?
Jeff and Andreas,
There is also a license difference between FreeB and REMITT. FreeB is
GPL while REMITT is MPL (mozilla public license). Contrary to what
REMITT.Org says (http://www.remitt.org/license.html), MPL is not
compatible with GPL. (http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html)
Mozilla is undergoing a re-licensing effort (converting to triple
GPL/LGPL/MPL) precisely because MPL is not GPL-compatible - and MPL is not
I bring this up because REMITT and FreeB have the potential to be widely
used and incorportated in many free EMR in the future. Usig MPL may impede
incorporation of REMITT into official Debian and it could turn out that we
need to continue to use and develop FreeB because of the license
Andrew P. Ho, M.D.
OIO: Open Infrastructure for Outcomes