Programme Name, Function
does it do? eg Member List, Offers & Wants List, Accounts,
Statistics, etc. Language
or standard software on which based.
System Requirements, Support, Contact
Features. Platform on which
it runs, ie DOS, Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux. Minimum System
Requirements: eg Windows 95,
1GB hard drive, 1MB free space, 64kB memory, 800x600 display,
etc. When the programme was first written. Current version
number and date. Current Development Plans. Nature of support
provided. Who is using it, with contact details. Feedback
from users, both recommendations, or about overcoming any
Is it Proprietary, Free /Open Source,
Freeware, Shareware, or Other? License details? Cost if
any to buy, license or use. Is it open to user-modification?
Link to Demos and/or Who is using it?
|BARTER/LETS = The Cyberclass
|Huge amount of interesting
background material, written by Tom J Kennedy and other authors.
Hugh Barnard - computing for Social Change: http://www.hughbarnard.org/?q=node/3
Barnard's current blog
System - international network set up under the auspices of
SANE - South African New Economics: www.community-exchange.org
||Hosting service based
in South Africa: Groups are able to set up an account - software
itself not available.
Wenger's - Envisionin technique - http://cogs.avbp.net/
in development - interesting,
but is this relevant? In the original link, it looks like
this site was hosting COGS.
Major provider of hosting (or providing
software for - need to check) for Community Currency
| DualCurrency Systems
Eko Community Currency: https://ekopia.org.uk
December 2018 - looks like it's about Eco Villages rather
||Based on altrustic
model, being developed by Robin Upton
now rehosted with online system
based on Local Exchange at http://www.camdenlets.org
iwat2019.org - looks like it's about antennae
||doesn't look relevant any more
||doesn't look relevant any more
http://www.letsf.co.uk/ - Rob Follet's hosting
service in Cornwall, UK
|| Hosts online systems
based on Local Exchange.
||Updating in progress....
This access-based programme holds member
records and does Accounts.
is a customised version of Access, which is the standard Microsoft,
so a windows PC is required.
is provided by the author, Gerry Vahrman, to purchasers of
the software contact email@example.com
The original website is at http://www.fourthcornerexchange.com/
under GPL (GNU Public License). Working
on UK version at www.localexchange.org.uk
|In testing phase: LLL
- co-development invited
This access-based programme holds member records
and does Accounts.
|At Oswestry &
District LETS we use a Microsoft Access database to hold details
of all our members, their wants and offers, and all the Oswald
transactions. We have made an empty version of the database.
It is about 300k ZIPped, and unzips to a 1.6MB database file.
It requires Microsoft Access 2.0 or later - users with later
versions of Access (e.g. Microsoft Office 95) will automatically
be asked if they want to upgrade the database to the latest
version when they first load it The database will automatically
run a main menu screen, with buttons for all the common tasks.
People familiar with Microsoft Access, who want to run ad-hoc
reports, or get at the internals of the database should use
"Unhide" in the "Window" menu to bring
up the main database window.
- To download
a free copy of the software go to the website of odLETS, pan
down and click on LETS
database. No help or support is provided, although
I will try to reply to emailed requests for help if I have
time - send requests to Nikki Locke: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
php/mysql -tikiwiki based
|Post-Carbon Institutue - Sweden
This web-based programme does Accounts.
The LETS administrator has access
to cheque entry, and the members can view the results on
the LETS website.
PyLETS is written in Python and runs on
Unix and Linux. It is a web-based CGI programme, and it
uses file locking for data persistence so is very low cost,
not needing a relational database backend. Nightly backups
to another site are handled by email. In practice it will
run on any platform that can do Python CGIs including Windows.
Minimum system requirements are whatever will run your web-server,
eg Apache - please refer to web server documentation.
PyLETS was first written in 2002. No support
is offered. Implementers must be willing to read source
code. The current version is 0.4, released May 2003. Development
plans include additional columns for historical turnover,
implementing year end processing. It is currently being
used by Coventry LETS, where Richard Kay is the LETS Accountant.
Feedback so far is that "it works much better than
the paper-based system it replaces".
- PyLETS is
free software written by Richard Kay, operating under GNU
Public License available as a free download. It is open
to user modification, and if you do modify it the license
specifies you must make source code of your changes available
to your users. Richard's contact details are: email@example.com
LETSlink London are working on installing
this software for for Camden LETS, in London UKg
||Geoff Cheshire (USA) -
firstname.lastname@example.org - http://Regenerosity.com
Lists Members, Does Accounts, Provides
statistics. Requires Access 2000 or later for the latest version.
|Timekeeper (a) lists
members including services offered and needed, (b) provides
search for members providing or needing a service with constraints
on time and place, (c) lists transactions, (d) can generate
statistical reports and reports for each member showing their
transactions and account balance. This program started out
with Access 2.0 about 10 years ago. User documentation is
provided by several Time Bank organizations. Latest version
is 2.24. www.timekeeper.org/timekeeper/
||Free for download
from the Timekeeper web site. Timekeeper is used by hundreds
of Time Bank organizations in many different countries.
Richard Kay hosts a discussion list for LETS-specific software:
LETS GET TOGETHER:
A series of software meetings held at Limehouse Town Hall
minuted here by Hugh Barnard
concurrently with the LETSlink London's How To Pilot Course
for further details see: http://letslinkuk.net/london/training/index.htm
we have started a comparison