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Google Summer of Code 2014 Ideas

Welcome, potential Google Summer of Code students!  This projects is
currently called "The NPO Accounting Project", for lack of a better name.

The project is coordinated by
[Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc.]( which is a
501(c)(3) charitable not-for-profit organization in the USA.  We run all our
operations solely and completely on Free Software.

One area that we've had great difficulty is regarding non-profit accounting
software.  We've launch this project to improve the state of accounting
Open Source and Free Software for non-profits.

## Possible GSoC 2014 Projects

1. Add all necessary the tag types found
   [the tutorial on the Ledger-CLI setup for fiscal sponsor 501(c)3 organizations](
   into the
   [REST API for basic double-entry accounting](
   This will require the student to get familiar (or already be familiar)
   with how Ledger-CLI works, how REST APIs work, and learn some basics of
   double entry accounting.

2. Build a better test suite for [Ledger-CLI](

   Since this project relies so heavily on Ledger-CLI, we'd really like there
   to be a full test coverage for Ledger-CLI.  To do that, a student will
   need to be already somewhat familiar C++ and willing to learn about how to
   set up test suites for C++ programs, and likes writing tests.  The student
   could easily spend the whole summer just writing tests and not finish.

3. Build a better Python interface to Ledger-CLI for use by our API.

   Right now, Ledger-CLI has a rather incomplete Python interface, based on
   However, the right approach is probably to use
   [SWIG]( or some other similar mechanism to build a
   proper Python API.  Perhaps Ledger-CLI could stick with Boost.Python, but
   what's there clearly needs an overhaul.  The upside of using SWIG will be
   that we can get APIs for other languages too. 
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