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Picturing open source vs. proprietary software

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what is this picture about Cerner and Medsphere telling us?

I loved this picture that Medsphere sent me today. It shows the Medsphere "Catch the open source wave" van next to the Cerner semi truck at HIMSS 2009, a health care IT conference in Chicago.

Is this a sign of how much open source differs from proprietary software, or an indication of just how far we have to go before we can have "semis" of our own?

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