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$3 million prize for open-source developers offered by a US government agency

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http://www.linuxandlife.com – The US Department of Veterans Affairs is challenging software developers to create new systems that can replace the current software that powers its nationwide health care system, and it's betting real money that open source is the way to do it. The VA's current software, known as VistA, is already too old, 25 years old. The prize will be enormous, the agency is sponsoring a contest in which three entrants will be awarded prizes of up to $3 million each, provided they can demonstrate software based on open source code and open APIs that can successfully replace components of the VA's cu (Distributions)