[portland] question about FLOSS bookkeeping projects

Peter Keen peter.keen at bugsplat.info
Thu Apr 19 18:51:22 CEST 2012

I'm an avid user of the Ledger project, which is a command-line
double-entry accounting program. You write a data file using whatever
editor you feel comfortable with and then run reports using the ledger
command. It has python integration but is mostly written in C++.


On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 9:48 AM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not sure how topical, but back in the day when Jeff Schwaber, Kevin
> Turner and I were working more with Free Geek during Ron Braithwaite's
> tenure (led to SQL Clinic in Hillsboro), we surveyed the open source
> scene for the QuickBooks competitor.
> Say someone wants to keep books, chart of accounts, income, expenses,
> could be for a business... what's free and open?
> Preferably written in Python  (there's the tie-in).
> I remember we came up with one SQL based accounting system that ran
> through a web server (maybe localhost).  Is FOSS bookkeeping still
> such a dimly lit alley?
> Kirby
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