[pp.int.general] Pirate Party of Germany chooses proprietary software

Pirat@LennStar.de pirat at lennstar.de
Sun Jul 31 08:29:10 CEST 2011

No, you can't make a program and test it very very thoroughly in a few
month with 40K that other people needed years and defninitely much more
money for.

We are not talking about managing your home finances, we are talking
about 12.000 people that have to be managed with very different rights
distributed to 100(?) people in the country with the most laws on the

With it, it is possible to program something FOSS in propably 4 years I
think was said is needed with current manpower - for an alpha.


Am 31.07.2011 00:10, schrieb Felipe Sanches:
> On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 6:37 PM, Aza <rata_0071 at hotmail.com
> <mailto:rata_0071 at hotmail.com>> wrote:
>     2011/7/30 Boris Turovskiy <tourovski at gmail.com
>     <mailto:tourovski at gmail.com>>
>         Ahoi,
>         > Which software is this? what does it do?
>         It's basically a database program which coordinates the accounting
>         (income/expenditures) and the member management (members by regional
>         association). Until now we've used spreadsheets for accounting,
>         which is
>         OK for a group of 100 people but is somewhat uncomfortable for
>         12000.
>         The link is
>         http://vorstand.piratenpartei.de/2011/07/19/start-der-umsetzung-des-beschlusses-uber-die-verwaltungssoftware/
>         (German) - while the posting was intended to be trolling the
>         decision is
>         not, and is final.
>         Best regARRRds,
>         Boris
>     40k € in management software nice, may the trolling begin,
>     did you ask for the icon to be in cornflower blue?
> The right thing to do when there is no libre software available for a
> specific task is to hire someone to develop it. I am pretty sure you
> could develop a libre management software for 40k and solve the issue
> not only for the pirate party in germany, but for every pirate party in
> the world and also for every organization that has similar needs.
> And please stop saying I am an idiot because of my political views!
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