The exceedingly grumpy editor's accounting system update
Posted Jan 14, 2009 0:24 UTC (Wed) by JoeBuck
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Go back and read the article again, focusing on the section about the very specific, finicky legal requirements for government tax forms. Where the existing free software tools aren't able to comply with the law, something else needs to be used. Trying to bludgeon accountants into accepting the free formats would address the accountant interface problem (though why not support the data formats they are used to?), but it doesn't solve the tax-form problem.
Perhaps someone could persuade the FSF that investing in tools that would allow small businesses to go 100% free software would be a good idea. They tend to take the unglamorous bits when no one else will.
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