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I am looking for an open source accounting application written in C#. I
have looked at maybe doing something with Accounting Express, but I
wanted to know some opinions.

The reason I am looking for open source is that this package is the same
as every other package except some of the rules and deductions are very
particular to these clients. The clients are mainly government employees
so the package needs to except all the weird accounting that comes with
being a government employee.
Feb 13 '07 #1
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An accouting package is a big project to make without being able to get any
money for it. It would take a large amount of time and would really need a
garuntee of reliability. These facts will normally make a project unlikely to
be take up as an open source project.
I guess you'll probably have to code it yourself.

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"Sean" wrote:
>
I am looking for an open source accounting application written in C#. I
have looked at maybe doing something with Accounting Express, but I
wanted to know some opinions.

The reason I am looking for open source is that this package is the same
as every other package except some of the rules and deductions are very
particular to these clients. The clients are mainly government employees
so the package needs to except all the weird accounting that comes with
being a government employee.
Feb 13 '07 #2
Sean

There is an open source accounting package in MySQL and PHP. Would not
take much to code the C# as the design logic is in the PHP code.

WEBerp - http://www.weberp.org/

Sean wrote:
>
I am looking for an open source accounting application written in C#. I
have looked at maybe doing something with Accounting Express, but I
wanted to know some opinions.

The reason I am looking for open source is that this package is the same
as every other package except some of the rules and deductions are very
particular to these clients. The clients are mainly government employees
so the package needs to except all the weird accounting that comes with
being a government employee.
Feb 13 '07 #3
there is an open source accounting program in Microsoft Access.

I did not know that C# was not strong enough to have it's own
Accounting application
oh yeah; C# does not support _MONEY_ because dotnet is _BLOATWARE_

On Feb 13, 7:22 am, Ciaran O''Donnell
<CiaranODonn... @discussions.mi crosoft.comwrot e:
An accouting package is a big project to make without being able to get any
money for it. It would take a large amount of time and would really need a
garuntee of reliability. These facts will normally make a project unlikely to
be take up as an open source project.
I guess you'll probably have to code it yourself.

--
Ciaran O''Donnellhttp://wannabedevelope r.spaces.live.c om

"Sean" wrote:
I am looking for an open source accounting application written in C#. I
have looked at maybe doing something with Accounting Express, but I
wanted to know some opinions.
The reason I am looking for open source is that this package is the same
as every other package except some of the rules and deductions are very
particular to these clients. The clients are mainly government employees
so the package needs to except all the weird accounting that comes with
being a government employee.- Hide quoted text -

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Feb 14 '07 #4
Ciaran O''Donnell <Ci************ @discussions.mi crosoft.comwrot e:
An accouting package is a big project to make without being able to get any
money for it. It would take a large amount of time and would really need a
garuntee of reliability. These facts will normally make a project unlikely to
be take up as an open source project.
I guess you'll probably have to code it yourself.
While there may not be many open source accounting projects, there are
many other big open source projects which require guarantees of
reliability. Projects such as MySQL, Postgres, Linux, and Apache spring
to mind.

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Feb 14 '07 #5
JR
I think accounting software has to meet certain legal requirements and
entails liabilities. It is not reasonable to accept such liabilities for
participating in an open source project.

JR
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Ciaran O''Donnell <Ci************ @discussions.mi crosoft.comwrot e:
>An accouting package is a big project to make without being able to get
any
money for it. It would take a large amount of time and would really need
a
garuntee of reliability. These facts will normally make a project
unlikely to
be take up as an open source project.
I guess you'll probably have to code it yourself.

While there may not be many open source accounting projects, there are
many other big open source projects which require guarantees of
reliability. Projects such as MySQL, Postgres, Linux, and Apache spring
to mind.

--
Jon Skeet - <sk***@pobox.co m>
http://www.pobox.com/~skeet Blog: http://www.msmvps.com/jon.skeet
If replying to the group, please do not mail me too

Feb 14 '07 #6
JR <No****@qsm.co. ilwrote:
I think accounting software has to meet certain legal requirements and
entails liabilities. It is not reasonable to accept such liabilities for
participating in an open source project.
I suspect accounting software may need to meet legal requirements for
certain uses, but not for all. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find
some open source software which was originally designed for non-
corporate use (e.g. volunteer organisations where the alternative would
be keeping accounts by hand) but which then grew a company specifically
for support/liabilities. It wouldn't be the first time such a thing had
happened.

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Feb 14 '07 #7

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