SEOLawFirm.com provides a perspective
on switching to Linux that is a little different than those we often see. After a largely accurate, if a bit simplified, "crash course" on open source, the article shows law firms how they can save money by switching from Windows to Ubuntu—and how to use web services to replace some tools like Quicken and case management applications. "You work with the law on a daily basis. There is a good chance you did not write the law, but by the labors and efforts of others in the past, you now have the law to work with. What if you had the ability to change the law depending on the case you were working on? Does your client need additional rights? Give it to them. Does your client need a second chance? Write a process doing just that. Then contribute those changes to the legal community and other lawyers can then build upon those laws and do the same.
It would probably be chaotic if laws were open source, but when it comes to software, open source contributions allow technology to rapidly evolve.
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