myEMR360, The Open Health Software Solution
Open-source software is software whose source code is published and made available to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify and redistribute the source code without paying royalties or fees. Open source code evolves through community cooperation and collaboration. These communities are composed of individual programmers as well as very large companies. Commercial companies compete with each other and software solutions must be invented anew for each company which wastes valuable resources. In contrast, open source communities and companies collaborate their resources to build software much more efficiently. It has been reported that open-source software has resulted in at least $60 billion dollars in savings to consumers.