Link: The Independent Online - News. Do you need to spend a lot of money on software to run an effective law office? Missoula, Montana attorney Monte Jewell has proven the answer is no. Using ony open source free software, he is running Montana Legal Services, and is working on other free software alternatives to providing open databases to his clients, and is building Open Missoula , a website to bring free software and tech support to low-income legal advocates who are looking for similar alternatives. Not surprisingly, he is offering the information free, under a Creative Commons not-for-profit copyright. Kudos, Monte. Who needs Microsoft anyway?