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Linux Journal: Open Source POS Project Launches

Oct 24, 2000, 17:19 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hughes)

"This project is to create an open source Point of Sale (POS) system. While we are just starting this effort I envision that the effort will build a set of tools that can be assembled and customized to address a variety of POS requirements. If we do our job right, VARs will select these tools as the basis of their solutions as well as some of us going on to be VARs themselves. In any case, getting VARs to select a Linux-based solution is the goal."

"What are the tools I am talking about? There is an amazing array here. On the geek end are drivers for barcode readers, touch screens, IR devices and such. On the business end there will need to be accounting software and reports. In each case we need to identify what is needed, design and build the tool and get it accepted by vendors outside the Linux community--be they hardware manufacturers or service providers such as credit card processors."

"We have just started a mailing list to discuss the effort. If you want to join, send e-mail to majordomo@ssc.com and put the line subscribe opos-list in the body of the message."

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