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Debian-Lex Project description

Debian-Lex is an internal project to develop Debian into an operating system that is particularly well fit for the requirements for legal offices. The goal of Debian-Lex is a complete system for all tasks in legal practice which is built completely on free software.

Debian-Lex will be based on Debian Pure Blends, which is a framework for metapackages that declare dependencies on other Debian packages, so that the complete blend will be well suited to meet the requirements of the practice of law.

We also envisage that Debian-Lex will add value to existing packages by providing customised templates for lawyers. For example, templates would be provided for OpenOffice.org, SQL-Ledger and a sample database schema for PostgreSQL.

News

[5 September 2009] Some stirrings : law.com article, a ubuntu forum group, a blog by a lawyer user.

[15 March 2009] DebianLex is now a blends project with a svn repository. To begin blending for this project, please see this preliminary guide.

[29 November 2007] Debian Lex gets its rebirth and the project wiki is opened on DebianLex

[23 August 2005] Debian Lex is looking for a new co-ordinator.

[11 August 2003] Our CVS server is up with initial versions of Debian-Lex packages

[2 May 2003] Press: Aussie leads development of open source O-S for lawyers

[23 Apr 2003] Debian-Lex makes DWN!

[19 Apr 2003] Initial proposal to developers

Email List

The Debian-Lex mailing list is now available. You can subscribe to and unsubscribe from it using the list web page, and also read the list archives.

Proposed Metapackages and Roles

Translation(s): none

(!) /ProposedMetapackages

Send any suggestions for improvements to the mailing list, or on the discussion page DebianLex/ProposedMetapackages/Discussion.

Project goals

Talks about Debian-Lex

We will add any talks about Debian-Lex here as source and preformatted slides. It might be a good idea to check these pages to get some interesting information about the project.

What can I do to help?

Marketing & PR

Once we have something to show for this project, and indeed even in the formative stages of this project, we are being watched by the eyes of the world. We will necessarily want to work with press@debian.org to get the word out and to help give Debian and this project the kind of exposure we want. For this purpose we will build a collection of slides of talks about Debian-Lex.

Links

Project Participants List

Please add your name and an information about the country below if you are interested in helping to bring Debian-Lex back to life:

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Pepe Co - pepeco1948 at gmail.com (ES). Spanish Lawyer & Debian User

Oliver Vivell - oliver(at)vivell.info (DE)

Joe Reed - joe(at)kastenhosting.net ( )

Dr. Michael Stehmann - webmaster@rechtsanwalt-stehmann.de (DE)

Jeroen de Kreek - jdk(at)lawyers.nl (EU)

Ken Walker kgw at lunar dot ca. Canadian lawyer and ubuntu user.

Barbara Figueirido - barbara (at) bariloche (dot) com (dot) ar - Argentina - Lawyer / Linux user

Elaine Tsiang et @t ihear top is comSeattle USA

Enric G. Torrents, e n r i c g a r c i a at u o c dot e d u -Working as developer at ArbyX, a web application from CodeX (Stanford Department of Legal Information) devoted to arbitration and international law. - Contractor for the Stanford School of Law, developing social and semantic networks applied to law research (http://www.weboflaw.com). - Collaborator at the Stanford China Guiding Cases Project, developing a machine translation engine English-Chinese specialized in the legal domain. Currently located in Southern China, born in Barcelona. Interested in promoting the implementation of open-source in the law field, available to contribute to this pure blend by maintaining packages and any other necessary tasks.