Subject: Re: GNU/Linux accounting software (was Re: Linux accounting software)
From: (Kirrily 'Skud' Robert)
Date: 13 Feb 2000 04:48:47 GMT

Bradley M. Kuhn wrote:
>BTW, to keep this post on topic, I would love to see a free software
>business pick up GNUCash and run with it.  It surely could be marketable.
>AFAIK, there isn't even proprietary software ported to GNU/Linux (or has
>Intuit ported Quicken (I surely hope not)).

What I have in mind is something along those lines, i.e. porting, with a
potential (though slim, at this point) chance of releasing under an open
source license. 

Not Intuit, no.

But keep in mind that I'm located in Melbourne, Australia.  That's a

What I gather from other peoples' posts, emails, and various web stuff
I've looked at, is that the current field consists of:

* multiple chequebook balancing systems, of which cbb is probably best
* gnucash, which has greater functionality but isn't finished
* several proprietary server-ish things written in COBOL and ghod knows
  what, some of which run on GNU/Linux and other such platforms

So, unless someone can tell me otherwise, there are no accounting
systems suitable for small businesses who might otherwise use Windows.
This is... interesting.


Kirrily 'Skud' Robert - -
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