Linux Journal: Open Source POS Project Launches

“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

“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

“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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