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Moved BeansBooks, OpenPetra, OFBiz to Temporarily Rejected.
There are a number of existing accounting projects. Some of these are listed under <>.

**If your project isn't listed here, feel free to add it!**

These projects will be evaluated for suitability and/or adaptability.  We
have an [[template you can use|ExistingProjects/EvaluationTemplate]] to
evaluate these projects to the UseCases we've collected so far.

## List of projects under evaluation

* [[ExistingProjects/ADempiere]]
* [[ExistingProjects/Bookyt]]
  * Contacted
* [[ExistingProjects/ERP5]]
  * Contacted
  * Template filled in by Yusei
* [[ExistingProjects/ERPNext]]
  * Contacted
  * Evaluated by Joar
  * [ERPNext's strange would-be copyright assignment policy is problematic](
     for various reasons; bkuhn has [raised the issue on the ERPNext Developers' Forum](!msg/erpnext-developer-forum/jfsURU8Ew9A/HVDX1z3vvkgJ). *[This issue has now been resolved](*.
  * Updated by Rushabh (ERPNext)
* [[ExistingProjects/GNUCash]]
* [[ExistingProjects/Kuali]]
  * Contacted
* [[ExistingProjects/Ledger]]
* [[ExistingProjects/LedgerSMB]]
* [[ExistingProjects/npo-ledger-cli]]
* [[ExistingProjects/OpenERP]]
* [[ExistingProjects/OpenBravo]] : <>
* [[ExistingProjects/Postbooks]]
* [[ExistingProjects/SQLLedger]]
* [[ExistingProjects/Tryton]]
  * Template filled in by Joar
* [[ExistingProjects/webERP]]: <> NOTE: [[Frontaccounting|ExistingProjects/Frontaccounting]] is a fork of webERP.

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## Projects Temporarily Rejected

* [[ExistingProjects/BeansBooks]]
  * [Not free software](
  * The developers have been reached, not yet replied.
* [[ExistingProjects/OpenPetra]]
  * The linux client has not been a focus of the OpenPetra developers, and as of 2013-11-25 and the client setup found in <> it crashes intermittently for various reasons.
* [[ApacheOFBiz]]
  * Contacted
  * Due to OFBiz's apparent lack of documentation, e.g. <>, the evaluation has been discontinued.

These projects have been rejected temporarily (i.e., evaluation is on hold)
because of some issue that seems unresolvable at the moment, but may be
resolved at a later date and will remove the blocker of looking more closely
at the project.
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## Projects Rejected

These projects have been evaluated as part of this effort and rejected, both
for a basis of this project or for any code reuse.  A few of the primary
reasons are given on this page, but the whole evaluation can be read on the
linked page.

* [[ExistingProjects/Frontaccounting#final-eval]]
  * Straight PHP with no framework
  * Data model somewhat messy, accounting not clearly separated.
  * Only one or two developers.
  * Workflow not easily configured.
* [[ExistingProjects/GNUEnterprise]] 
> GNU Enterprise is not a Finance/ERP/Accounting software (yet). While the original project goal was to create exactly that, the maintainers at that time decided that as a first step, good development tools for database centered applications should be created. The focus of development then was strongly on these tools, and while they are to a certain extent usable to actually create database applications, further development in the project has come to a halt because most (all) developers shifted their energy to other projects.  
 -- Reinhard Mueller
* [[ExistingProjects/Garradin]]
  * Entirely in french, would need l10n, i18n and might not be suitable for US or international use. *Disclaimer: I cannot read french, these are assumptions.*