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Come find out about three great, free-as-in-beer open source applications and why you should be using them. Trac is an outstanding tool that combines web-based project management, a wiki, trouble ...

Come find out about three great, free-as-in-beer open source applications and why you should be using them. Trac is an outstanding tool that combines web-based project management, a wiki, trouble tickets, and source control under one umbrella. Drupal is an extremely modular content management system with an enormous community of support. And a solid Ruby-on-Rails shopping cart and inventory control system with built-in PayPal and Authorize.net capability.

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    Must have open source applications Must have open source applications Presentation Transcript

    • Open Source for Small Business: What Works, What Doesn't Created and displayed with open source software + Linux Presented by Brian Jamison Must-Have Open Source Applications
    • Brian Jamison -->
      • Co-Founder of OpenSourcery
      • President of POSSE
        • Portland Open Source Software Entrepreneurs
      • Using open source software to solve business needs since 1995
        • clients: Sony, Nissan, Energizer, Disney...
      • Personally using Linux on the desktop since 2001
      • Hiring Ruby on Rails developers / Linux sysadmins
    • Overview
      • What are the must-have apps and why?
      • Trac
      • Drupal
      • Ruby on Rails commerce app
    • Trac
      • Basic philosophy:
      • project management software is too complex
      • doesn't serve the client
      • doesn't serve the developer
    • Trac Project management is not as interesting as design/development
    • Trac Revision control is not optional
    • Trac Gracefully handle work out of scope
    • Trac Manage client signoffs
    • Trac Answer the client's favorite question: ” Are we there yet?”
    • Trac Manage client feedback
    • Trac Clients like to know that you've been working
    • Trac Installs in 10 minutes
    • Trac Questions about Trac?
    • Drupal
      • Content Management is a pain
    • Drupal
      • Lack of content management tools
      • costs you money
    • Designers have been heard saying
      • ” It looks like a CMS site”
      • alternatively
      • ” it's ugly as hell”
    • Drupal
    • Drupal
    • Drupal
    • Drupal
    • Drupal
    • Drupal
    • Drupal
    • Drupal
      • Ok, you can make it pretty.
      • But what can it do?
    • Drupal
      • Lots o' Modules
      ”Drupal includes features to enable content management systems, blogs, collaborative authoring environments, forums, newsletters, picture galleries, file uploads and download, and much more.” -A smart person at IBM
    • Drupal It's reasonably easy to modify modules
    • Drupal It installs in less than an hour
    • Drupal Downsides It's in PHP
    • Drupal Downsides Some modules are b0rken or appallingly bad
    • Drupal Downsides It's not real intuitive to theme
    • Some things we've done with it Booking conference rooms Google map mashups Enabling videoconferencing
    • Drupal Anyone want to see it?
    • A cart with no name Basic philosophy: Existing open source shopping carts suck spaghetti code difficult/impossible to theme
    • [Railroad metaphor] cart Ultra-clean default layout No whizzy AJAX crap CSS
    • [Happy Capitalist Reference] cart Solid ecommerce – extensible to multiple payment gateways
    • [Gemstone reference] cart Reasonably Rapid Releases Free
    • [variant of Red] commerce Ruby on Rails / PostgreSQL
    • [hawaiian word for] commerce demo
    • [symbolic community word] cart What do you want in an ecommerce application?
    • Thank you!
      • Now hiring Ruby on Rails developers and Linux System administrators!
      • Brian Jamison
        • [email_address]
        • (503) 544-3558
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