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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 08:18:16 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Martin writes:
> I think it is still a far shot from being usable for accouting in a
> business.  For example, Gnucash allows it to delete entries, at which
> point they disappear completely.  The GAAP require that if an entry needs
> to be deleted, this is done by adding a cancellation entry which has the
> same amounts as the original one, but reversed signs.

This is not a problem for US small businesses: the details of our
accounting are not regulated.

A few years back when I was working a bit on Gnucash I proposed replacing
Gnucashe's "splits" with a system which would have done this.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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