A couple of lessons on the hazards of proprietary software
Posted Aug 10, 2006 12:14 UTC (Thu) by fjf33
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It would all depend on context. The Dr. Notes people may have agreed as long as you paid the 4x maintenance. After all they can't be asked to do stuff for free just because you don't want to use their software anymore. It would depend on the contract you signed. If you signed a contract that specifically allowed them to do what they did, well then you were derelict on your duties and put your patients at risk. It would be sensible for the doctors to also keep a paper copy of the records somewhere. What if the software just came down for some reason or another?
All of this just doesn't change the fact that they would've been much better off with OSS but I don't think a lawsuit would've been a walk in the park either.
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