OSEHRA Repository Design and Plan

The purpose of the repository is to host the codebase and to make this resource readily, publicly, and continuously available to all.  The repository and its associated procedures will facilitate the maintenance of the code base by streamlining the process of detecting and fixing defects in the code in coordination with the certification procedures.  The repository is also central to the mechanisms used to bring innovation into the code base by facilitating the process of moving contributions from the periphery of the ecosystem toward the official code base as the code is improved through the process of software quality certification.