As we begin on this gargantuan task of creating an all in one modular solution for the legal profession, we find our selfs asking
Should we use an existing framework or build the system from the ground up?
The amount of times we come across this Q is simply amazing. I guess it relies on the knowledge of existing frameworks, how large the project is going to be and the skills of the developers. If only there was a simple answer :P
Considering the complexity of the modules required and the customization due to different laws and services in various parts of the world a custom solution would be the best.
We will be starting on the pluggable core then moving onto the basic systems such as scheduler etc. before tackling the arduous task of creating an automated system for property settlement and process serving.
Wish us luck and we will keep everyone updated once we have the open-source contrib areas available. Nothing is going to be done until we have the whole system well documented.