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The Age: Aussie Leads Development of Open Source O-S for Lawyers

May 02, 2003, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Black)

"Perth lawyer and IT consultant, Jeremy Malcolm, is leading the development of an open source operating system specifically designed for use in legal practice.

"The system, Debian-Lex, is based on Debian/GNU Linux, a free Linux distribution.

"Debian is run by volunteer developers from around the world and produces an operating system comprised enitirely of free and open source software.

"'It is, if you like, an alternative to Microsoft Windows, but with the advantage of having many thousands of software packages bundled with it, all of which are free to use and to extend,' Malcolm said..."

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