Proposed: Funding Open Source Accounting software

Joshua D. Drake jd at
Thu May 2 20:24:21 UTC 2013

On 05/02/2013 12:34 PM, Jimmy Kaplowitz wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, May 02, 2013 at 11:21:41AM -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
> [...]
>> As such, I propose that we fund this effort using $10,000 out of our
>> general SPI funds.  I think this is a good idea because:
> [...]
> Seems like quite a good idea to me. I've read the Conservancy page and agree
> something like this is sorely needed, including by SPI, but doesn't exist yet.
> The suggested amount even seems reasonable given how much it would help us
> scale to the benefit of all associated projects and the few alternative uses
> for our general reserves.

There is open source accounting software. LedgerSMB, Tryton, GnuCash...

Why are we reinventing the wheel? If we want to support better NPO 
integration doesn't it make sense to start with that?


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