The openEHR software program aims to support software development based on, or related to, the openEHR specifications.
Most current openEHR related software projects are self-governed and self-funded by various organisations doing research or commercial services/product development. The openEHR Software Program is an arena for sharing experience and ideas between projects. Most such sharing is currently done via the software focused mailing lists and partly also the specification focused mailing lists.
The program also coordinates hosting of some software projects that have donated code to openEHR or previously have requested openEHR hosting. More outspoken rules for what is required to host a project under the openEHR "umbrella" and/or to "brand" it as an openEHR project is under discussion in the community. A suggestion is to reuse the project experiences from the Apache Foundation, including some incubation process etc. (See also: license preferences.)
The program strives to increase awareness of available openEHR implementations. A wiki page lists known openEHR-related software projects. Other implementation related information can be found at the developer related wiki-pages
The future direction of the software programme is always open for community discussion (primarily using the openehr-implementers mail list). Some initial suggestions are: