Gabriel Sean Farrell on 17 Mar 2008 12:28:46 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Windows themes (ON-TOPIC, i promise)

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 01:37:09PM -0400, Art Alexion wrote:
> Some stuff — TurboTax, for instance — may become Linux, but it will never be 
> Open Source, nor will there be an open source alternative.  The tax rules 
> change drastically once a year, and sometimes there are changes throughout 
> the year.  You need accountants in the development team to produce a 
> realistic product.  It costs a lot of money to produce and keep up to date.  
> There are other programs geared toward certain industries that are like this.

You're right, but I read this paragraph as a challenge.  I bet there's a
business model that could produce open-source tax software.  Something
with a focus on related services, maybe?  Or it could be maintained by
the government, or a non-profit association of accountants.  
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