I'm developing an open source practice-management system.
It's a modest effort using the Zope (CMF) Content Management Framework
and Plone, an out-of-the-box Content Management System.
My strategy is to leverage off the large product base of Zope/CMF
Products. For example, OpenOffice integration is made easy using the
CMFOODocument Product, http://www.zope.org/Members/longsleep/CMFOODocument
I have already completed very rudimentary proof-of-concept cut and am
currently refactoring this into CVS which I plan to publish/post next month.
This initial release features introduces:
- Client/matter content management.
- Integrated OpenOffice document management.
However, it does *not* yet include:
The application is entirely web-based at this stage.
I've spent most of my last 20 years doing development and systems
During the last 8 years I've provided systems and consulting services
(both software and hardware) to Lawyers.
Recently we completed the setup of a Linux system for a 40+ staff legal
firm based on 2 primary servers and diskless LTSP (http://www.ltsp.org)
workstations for the desktop.